Joacim JohannessonPartner, Member of the Swedish Bar Association
I am Head of Setterwalls FinTech Practice and primarily advise clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border FinTech matters.
Since the mid-1990s, I have assisted Swedish and international clients with advice within the FinTech and IP/technology sectors.
During my years in Stockholm, I have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of the IP/technology and FinTech sectors.
Over the years, I have advised international and Swedish investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies, i.e. financial institutions as well as tech companies, operating in the above sectors. In addition to projects operationally related to traditional IP/technology work, such as negotiating and managing contract negotiations for major, complex contracts and legal proceedings linked to areas such as IT systems, outsourcing, OEM, licences and associated services, I also have substantial experience of managing projects relating to company acquisitions (and disposals), mergers and investments and capital procurement.
Hamilton & Co. Advokatbyrå, Stockholm
Biddle Law Firm, London
Stockholm District Court, law clerk
Lund University, LL.M.
San Diego State University, business and language studies
05 Jul 2023Setterwalls has assisted IMCO in connection with a USD 400,000,000 investment in Northvolt AB
10 May 2023Setterwalls has assisted Unusual Ventures in connection with an investment in Finbits AB
20 Mar 2023Setterwalls has assisted Coala Life in connection with a rights issue of units consisting of new shares and warrants of up to SEK 101 million
13 Jun 2022Setterwalls has assisted Mubadala Capital in connection with an investment round in Juni Technology amounting to SEK 978 million
22 Apr 2022Setterwalls has assisted Coala-Life in connection with a fully guaranteed rights issue of SEK 150 million
24 Nov 2021Setterwalls has assisted Coala-Life in connection with a reversed acquisition and change of listing venue from Nasdaq Stockholm to Nasdaq First North Growth Market
18 Jun 2021Setterwalls has advised FNZ in the negotiations with Swedbank regarding a platform agreement
01 Oct 2020Setterwalls has advised the shareholders in Nanobit (Developer of mobile games) in connection with the disposal of all outstanding shares to Stillfront Group AB
22 Sep 2020Setterwalls has advised the shareholders in Vertigo Games (Mobile/Game/VR) in connection with the divestment of all outstanding shares to Embracer Group AB
01 Jun 2020Setterwalls has advised Telenor Group in connection with the combination of Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer
15 Nov 2019Setterwalls has advised Omers Ventures in connection with an investment round in FirstVet
08 Dec 2017Setterwalls assisted Altigi GmbH and its sellers in connection with Stillfront’s acquisition of Goodgames
02 May 2017Setterwalls assists Lånbyte in investment
12 Dec 2016Setterwalls assists in sale of Dialect AB (publ)
03 Apr 2023Fintech News – The Payment Inquiry’s report
22 Nov 2022FinTech Report 2022
16 Jun 2021FinTech Report 2021
15 Jun 2021Central Banks go Fintech – the BIS and the Hub
14 Jun 2021The new EU Crypto-asset legislation (“MiCA”) – are the Wild West days of Crypto about to end?
14 Jun 2021The Swedish Data Protection Authority’s focus on new technologies – what does it mean for the Fintech sector?
19 Nov 2020Setterwalls FinTech Forum 2020 cancelled but…
11 Jun 2020FinTech Report 2020
10 Jun 2020Five steps to facilitate service contract negotiations with the banks (and other large financial actors) – how to prepare for an optimal process
10 Jun 2020Finding the right partner in times when cyber security threats and protectionism/national security is on the agenda – a matter for companies to prioritise
19 Feb 2020Update: EDPB publishes personal data guidelines for connected vehicles and mobility applications
22 Jan 2020Setterwalls improves it’s ranking in FinTech
15 Nov 2019Great interest in Setterwall's FinTech Forum
11 Nov 2019FinTech Report 2019
18 Sep 2019The Facebook Libra blockchain: Are cryptocurrencies going mainstream and what are the main legal challenges from a Swedish perspective?
20 Jun 2018FinTech Report 2018
14 Jun 2017FinTech Report, June 2017
International Bar Association (IBA)
Swedish Bar Association
”He is very responsive and commercial and provides a great service and high quality.”
”Our go-to lawyer in Sweden”
”Very seasoned and experienced, with good tone and service-mindedness, a good balance between business and law, and a way to establish relationships across the board.”
”The individuals we have worked with stand out in there professionalism, discretion and knowledge of our business insights and logic. We have especially valued Joacim Johannesson for his integrity and high-value advice on both short ad hoc questions and more in-depth, high-quality work.”
”I think it is quite fun working with them and Joacim. He has been working with us a long time; he knows our business very well and how complicated things are. He knows how we and our stakeholders think. It is very easy to take up new issues and they understand exactly what we need.”
Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide
”Joacim Johannesson acts on fintech-related matters, GDPR projects and technology transactions on behalf of major financial institutions and technology and service providers. One client describes him as a "pragmatic and flexible" lawyer who "has the ability to find the right solution for each case," going on to add: "He understands the business side of an agreement and identifies the key issues to solve."”
”He is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very pragmatic and humble.”
Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide
”Joacim Johannesson show extraordinary attention and provide relevant advice and legal work at a very high quality with a very fast response rate. Joacim makes sure to stay updated on our work and strategic development in order to continuously provide us with state-of-the-art advice. Dedication and commitment is awesome.”
”He is fantastic. He's great in negotiations, really has an entrepreneurial spirit and understands my attitudes and needs. He's always quick to respond and great with investors.”
Chambers and Partners FinTech Guide
”A well-known name who has been around for a long time.”
”He really gets what we are aiming for, not just the legal aspect, but also the commercial aspect.”
”Always available, responds to my questions within time limits and comes up with his own brilliant ideas as well. He is a very pragmatic person.”
”Joacim Johannesson is at ease taking the lead on major cross-border corporate deals which are fundamentally driven by IP and technology concerns.”
”Joacim Johannesson leverages his sage commercial awareness to structure valuable agreements, primarily in the telecommunications, media and technology.”
”Joacim Johannesson is praised for his outstanding expertise and service.”
”Joacim Johannesson is very commercial when looking to solve problems - he is hands-on.”
”Clients appreciate Joacim Johannesson's negotiation skills in contractual agreements, and his ability to understand complex business matters.”