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Johan Hallén

Partner, Member of the Swedish Bar Association


For 20 years, I have assisted Swedish and foreign companies with advice relating to commercial contracts, often with international links.

My responsibility at the firm is to lead Setterwalls’ commercial law team and Setterwalls’ China desk. In my daily work, I help companies to draw up and negotiate contracts, primarily relating to collaboration, joint ventures, development, licensing and purchase or sale of products and services. Many of my assignments are international, and I often work on projects in different parts of the world, such as China, Russia and the USA. I have extensive experience of working with companies in the automotive industry, and also work with issues in the IT area.

To our people






Steele & Co


MAQS Law Firm

1998-1999, 2002 and 2003,

Volvo Aero corporation, secondments as as in-house lawyer


District Court of Gothenburg, law clerk




University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Lund University, LL.M.

Legal 500 (2018-2024)

Chambers Europe

”Johan Hallén is the best lawyer around. He always goes the extra mile and does not hesitate to tell his true opinion. He is responsive, service minded and has brilliant knowledge with regards to making preparations, contracts, negotiations etc., smooth and effective.”

Legal 500

”Johan Hallén and members of his team are always quick to respond and very efficient.”

Chambers Europe

”Has a wide and deep knowledge of the automotive industry.”

Legal 500

”Johan Hallén is very competent, has high social skills and delivers quick answers.”

Legal 500

”Outstanding negotiator, who is always taking the business and acumen of his client into consideration”

Legal 500

”Likeable and pragmatic”

Legal 500

”Service-minded with strong business sense”

Legal 500

”Very client-focused”

Legal 500

”Calm and skilled team head”

Legal 500

”Proactive, attentive and responsive”

Legal 500

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