A durable performance and perennial experience. Setterwalls' expertise in environmental law is considered one of Sweden's most reliable. The law firm's team in this area is now top-ranked in Chambers Europe's latest survey.
When Chambers Europe publishes its ranking for 2021, Setterwalls’ environmental law group is at the ranking institute’s highest level. Thus, the firm is considered to be one of the foremost in environmental law in Sweden, having strong competitiveness even in international contexts. The ranking is proof of a long-term and broad investment that has been going on for several years, with prestigious assignments in both the private business sector as well as in public law contexts.
A high-profile area of law
During the last decade, the status of environmental law has increased and it is today considered a high-profile area in commercial business law also. Setterwalls’ environmental law group currently consists of 15 lawyers. The group, which is one of Sweden's most hired, is represented at the firm's offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
The expertise lies primarily in the broad segments of energy, infrastructure and soil pollution. These three areas are segments that require a continuously updated grasp of the, often EU-driven, development of environmental legislation. All three have also garnered considerable societal and private interest and they include everything from large-scale wind power development to licensing of large infrastructure facilities and within the mining industry.
By working closely with several of the most important industry associations within the various segments, Setterwalls has been able to gain suitable knowledge of various industry-specific conditions. Thus, the unit's advice has always been rooted in the everyday life of the various activities, which explains the success in the Chambers' ranking. The need for environmental legal advice is expected to grow tremendously in the future, especially in view of expansive infrastructure investments, energy conversion and the high rate of legislation in this area. The pace of expansion means that Setterwalls is constantly seeking new cutting-edge expertise for its team, which today is considered one of the firm's most important units.