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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 has had a long and broad experience in the life sciences industry, and has a keen interest to understand business goals and tactics.”

Client Choice

”Helena and her team are very responsive and have an in-depth industry knowledge.”

Client Choice

”Over several years, Helena Nilsson and her associates skilfully navigated complex legal issues to achieve a successful outcome. She is incredibly knowledgeable and brings a calm, practical manner to litigation, which is highly unusual. I have worked with Helena and her team for the last 10 years. They are unfailingly responsive, reliable and trustworthy.”

Legal 500

”Applying her extensive experience and skills in the life sciences industry, Helena Nilsson has been instrumental in several of our key projects and cases.”

Legal 500

”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

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

Who's Who Legal

”Helena Nilsson has a strong profile with broad experience in the regulatory authority side, which has been hugely helpful to us in connection with several authority discussions. ”

Legal 500

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