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Helena Nilsson

Partner, Member of the Swedish Bar Association


As an attorney, I assist companies in the Life Sciences sector in a wide variety of issues, often with a regulatory connection.

I specialize in Life Sciences and thus work with legal issues in, for example, the pharmaceutical, medical technology, cosmetics and food sectors. I focus primarily on regulatory issues, such as market access as well as marketing and distribution within the mentioned sectors and in other strictly regulated industries, but also work with commercial disputes.

My daily work includes various types of permits, price and subsidy issues, substitution, data protection, collaboration between industry and health care and medical personnel, information and marketing, and various types of agreements in the area, such as research, development – and other cooperation agreements. My work also includes commercial disputes in both court and arbitration.

For many years I worked with pharmaceutical and pharmacy legislation at the Swedish Government Offices and have been deeply involved in the Government’s reform work in the pharmacy market, first as first secretary to the report that led to the deregulation of the pharmacy market, and thereafter as subject specialist at the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. I am also trained judge and associate judge of appeal in the Court of Appeal of Skåne and Blekinge. In addition, I am also a speaker at seminars and confer-ences in the relevant industries and have written a large number of articles in Life Sciences.

To our people




The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, expert and enquiry secretary


Skåne and Blekinge Court of Appeal, associate judge


Malmö District Court, reporting clerk


Skåne and Blekinge Court of Appeal, reporting clerk


Kalmar District Court, law clerk


Lund University, LL.M.

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”Helena's level of experience in the life science and MedTech industries, and her vast experience with the authority procedures that govern these industries, make her an important part of the extended team”

Client Choice, 2022

”Helena Nilsson is very knowledgeable when it comes to pharmaceutical law and is always up to date with respect to the latest developments in this field ”

Client Choice, 2022

”Helena is a great lawyer and business partner; she is always engaged with our matters and provides proactive advice where needed”

Client Choice, 2022

”Helena has an in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and is therefore able to provide very valuable legal advice”

Client Choice, 2022

”A strategic thinker with experience in life sciences matters”

Who's Who Legal, 2022

”She adapts quickly to understand the matter at hand and what is at stake, and uses her excellent pharma knowledge to help her client in a very pragmatic way”

Who's Who Legal, 2022

”Helena is very hands-on and client orientated. She is pragmatic, down-to-earth without losing focus on critical business objectives”

Who's Who Legal, 2022

”Helena Nilsson’s advice is always of high quality, suited for our business needs and comes promptly”

Who's Who Legal, 2022

”She has outstanding knowledge of the health business and provides clear advice”

Who's Who Legal, 2022

”Helena provides high quality of advice through an ability to balance formal legal requirements, knowledge of praxis and understanding of business needs.”

Client Choice, 2021

”Helena Nilsson has the commercial awareness of aspects and trends that may affect advice and risk level.”

Client Choice, 2021

”It is always a great pleasure to work with Helena Nilsson. Helena shows time and again that she is very knowledgeable when it comes to pharmaceutical law in the broadest sense and her knowledge is always up to date.”

Client Choice, 2021

”Helena offers pragmatic advise, is highly responsive and reaches out to us proactively in case there are any relevant legal developments within her jurisdiction.”

Client Choice, 2021

”She provides invaluable advice in high-pressure situations”

Client Choice, 2020

”She always puts her client's interest first”

Client Choice, 2020

”She is extremely orderly, and strictly complies with all deadlines”

Client Choice, 2020