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Jörgen Axelsson

Senior Counsel, Member of the Swedish Bar Association


For more than 25 years, I have worked with IT and technology issues, often leading edge issues. I have substantial experience from the sector, and I am also used to managing major projects including business advice and support in negotiations.

I am responsible for Setterwalls’ IP/technology commercial team in Stockholm. For more than 25 years, I have worked with issues relating to the IT and telecom sectors, both nationally and internationally. The assignments have included outsourcing transactions, procurement of major IT projects, disputes within the IT sector, digitalization processes and transactions, and investments in these sectors. I have experience of work with both large international organisations and smaller companies, as well as with investors.

I am active in various sector organisations, and I am ranked by the British ranking institute Chambers Global as one of the leading lawyers in Sweden within the TMT sector. I also belong to Setterwalls specialist groups within FinTech and Blockchain.

To our people






Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå


City Court of Trelleborg, law clerk


Lund University, LL.M.


Lund University, studies in economics and business administration

External publications

OCT 2016

Dataskyddslagstifningen har fått vassare tänder - men hur kommer de att användas?", article in Lov&Data No.127 September/October No.3

Chambers Europe (2018-2022)

Who’s Who Legal

Legal 500 (2017-2022)

IFLR1000 (2017)

Expert Guides

”Interviewees describe Jörgen Axelsson as "highly skilled." He draws on his breadth of expertise when assisting with IT contracts and licensing agreements, procurements and digitalisation projects. He also assists with cyber attacks.”

Chambers Europe

”He responds on time and always provides commercial as well as legal advice.”

Chambers Europe

”Jörgen Axelsson is known to clients as a "very experienced and solution-oriented" adviser who is "very skilled in IT agreements" and "quickly understands the issue that the client is trying to solve." He is best known for advising on data protection matters, procurement projects and licensing deals in the IT space.”

Chambers Europe

”Jörgen Axelsson is easy to work with, experienced, and has high commercial understanding.”

Legal 500

”He knows every pitfall. For complex negotiation agreements, he is always to the point and can always find a different angle.”

Chambers Europe

”Tremendous expertise.”

Chambers Europe

”Very proactive, hands-on approach," and label him "a great guy to work with.”

Chambers Global & Chambers Europe

”Combines analytical skills with a practical, business oriented view.”

Chambers Europe

”Very skilled and thorough lawyer.”

Chambers Europe

”Very knowledgeable, but at the same time is able to explain things in a way that non-lawyers can understand.”

Chambers Europe

”Absolutely great in every facet of IT including commercial issues and dispute resolution.”

Chambers Europe