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Tove Andersson

Partner, Member of the Swedish Bar Association


Since 2003, I have been working with advice on environmental and energy law. The work covers everything from large-scale environmental permit processes in different industries to environmental and energy law in transactions.

My main area of expertise is environmental permit processes and I am often engaged as lead counsel for this within different industry sectors. The energy sector is one of my top niches and since many years I am working with many of the leading companies within the wind power industry. Also, the rock material industry as well as the waste industry have been in focus for a long time. In addtion, the food sector has over the years become a growing segment.

Further, I regularly assist in water trials, matters regarding various forms of environmental supervision, the handling of excavated masses, grid connections and species protection issues. The rapid development when it comes to major solar power plants and energy gases, not at the least hydrogen gas, thereto gives rise to regulatory issues.

Different forms of environmental responsibility as well as environmental and energy law in contract negotiations and transactions, often involving international companies, is a central part of my business.

I have also special knowledge in insolvency related environmental law within the mining industry as well as regarding liability issues concerning natural disasters.

To our people




Wistrand Advokatbyrå, partner


Wistrand Advokatbyrå, associate


Mölndal District Court, Law Clerk


Lund University, LL.M.


University of Copenhagen, EU Environmental Legislation and International Environmental and Energy Law

”Very efficient, direct and possesses an impressive capability to identify the core of a problem or what could be relevant to us as a client.”

Legal 500

”Tove Andersson is the best environmental lawyer in Sweden that I know of! She has great knowledge, but also the ability to listen in and adjust when she gets new knowledge. ”

Legal 500

”Tove Andersson has expert knowledge of environmental and wind power legislation. She understands the problem at hand quickly and is quick to propose relevant solutions.”

Chambers Europe - Environment

”An expert lawyer with in-depth and broad knowledge across the field.”

Chambers Europe - Energy & Natural Resources

”Tove Andersson is lauded for her “deep regulatory insight” and “strategic approach” to the gamut of environment and energy issues. ”

Who's Who Legal – Energy

”Tove Andersson is highly regarded by clients, who praise her as ‘the number one top lawyer within the environment field‘.”

Legal 500 - Environment

”Our contact with Setterwalls has been with very professional individuals. Tove Andersson stands out as committed, focused and knowledgeable.”

Legal 500 - Energy

”Go-to resource for legal matters surrounding permits, agreements and authority dealings in the wind business.”

Chambers Europe - Energy & Natural resources

”They have exceptional competence in the environmental area not found in other firms. Especially Tove Andersson stands out as a highly competent and efficient lawyer. They are able to rapidly help with all kinds of legal dilemmas and matters.’”

Legal 500 - Environment

”She understands what we as clients are looking for.”

Chambers Europe - Environment

”Tove Andersson is the main reason we use the environmental department of Setterwalls. Tove Andersson really stands out among lawyers in the environmental legal area. No matter what area we need help with, she always delivers.”

Legal 500 - Environment

”Tove Andersson is an “extremely well-experienced lawyer” takes a “creative approach” to a broad range of environmental law matters including permit applications, species protection, wind farm projects and waste management issues.”

Who's Who Legal – Environment

”Tove Andersson is an outstanding lawyer with expert knowledge in energy and environmental law. She has an excellent ability to quickly understand the issue at hand, break it down to affected legislation and propose action on how the matter should be handled. She has great interpersonal relationships and is an appreciated speaker and panellist who shares her experience in an understandable way for the audience.”

Legal 500 - Energy

”Tove Andersson is a very competent and proficient person. She pays great attention when presented with different problems and related questions. The feedback received is admirable as it gives a new perspective of the subject and relevant suggestions for solving the problems she has been presented with. Tove has behaved professionally and with desirable commitment throughout the entire work process. She has always been easy to reach and quick to respond.”

Legal 500 - Environment and Energy

”Tove Andersson is committed, knowledgeable and delivers a professional result while creating good customer relations.”

Legal 500 - Environment

”We work with Tove Andersson and are very satisfied with her capability. She is effective and doesn’t waste any of our time in the process. She is always on top of her game and spot on with her advice to us.”

Legal 500 - Environment

”Tove Andersson is an expert in legal issues concerning our market.”

Legal 500 - Environment

”Tove Andersson and Anders Linnerborg have great knowledge in their fields of expertise and both are very professional.”

Legal 500 - Environment

”She's a very good lawyer, with a great knowledge of environmental permits.”

Chambers & Partners - Environment

”She's very good at reporting back to us.”

Chambers & Partners - Energy & Natural Resources

”Tove Andersson receives commendations from sources who highlight her “deep analytic skills and ability to quickly grasp the relevant issues of the topic in question” and note that she is “fast-acting in proceedings to keep up the momentum.”

Who'sWho Legal - Environment

”New recruit to the team Tove Andersson attracts clients to the practice with her in-depth knowledge of multiple areas of environmental law. One source reports: "She is very good at co-operating, getting what the customer wants, giving the correct advice and listening to us." She specialises in regulatory proceedings and also acts as counsel on permitting procedures within the wind power, waterworks, mining and electricity sectors.”

Chambers - Environment

”Tove Andersson is noted for her expertise in permit processes and regulatory mandates.”

Legal 500 - Environment

”Tove Andersson has 'expert knowledge in environmental law'.”

Legal 500, - Energy

”Tove Andersson has a strong practice in the renewable energy sector, and is a key adviser to major players in the wind energy market. One interviewee commends her as a "hard-working lawyer with great interpersonal relations who is quick both to understand and to answer questions." The same source also notes her "expert knowledge of wind power legislation."”

Chambers - Energy & Natural Resources

”Satisfied clients laud Tove Andersson for having a 'very good knowledge of environmental law,' adding that 'she's smart and can very quickly understand things.' She has a broad practice, advising clients on a range of environmental permitting procedures as well as environmental law in connection with M&A matters. She has particular expertise in the wind power industry, assisting clients with a range of transactions and disputes.”

Chambers – Environment

”Tove Andersson is well known for her environmental law expertise. Peers are quick to point out her regulatory work experience, while clients value her for 'giving clear advice'. She remains active assisting clients with energy law permitting.”

Chambers - Energy & Natural Resources

”Tove Andersson is a growing name on the Swedish energy market, particularly in connection with energy law permitting. Clients describe her as 'efficient' and someone who is 'very good to work with'.”

Chambers - Energy & Natural Resources

”Tove Andersson routinely advises on environmental permitting matters, including those relating to energy projects, and is consistently praised by clients for her work on contentious issues and her 'ability to adjust the case in court'. One source notes that she has 'very good interpersonal skills and the flexibility to quickly provide answers to legal questions'.”

Chambers - Environment

”Tove Andersson focuses primarily on wind power, with strong expertise in environmentally hazardous activities and water works. Peers have been 'very impressed by her' and clients praise her abilities in 'making connections and understanding the problems we have'.”

Chambers - Environment

”Tove Andersson is noted for her experience in permit applications, particularly regarding wind power projects, as well as other environmentally hazardous activities. Clients say. 'She has a lot of experience from the environment areas from a legal perspective. She has good analytic skills and can explain complex situations in a simple way'.”

Chambers - Energy & Natural Resources

”Tove Andersson has particular experience in environmental litigation and transactional issues, focusing primarily on wind power and quarry operations. Clients say she 'is efficient and shows deep knowledge of legal questions'.”

Chambers - Environment

”Tove Andersson is noted for her work in wind power projects, especially permit applications. She also handles environmental matters including hazardous activities and water works.”

Chambers - Energy & Natural Resources