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Åke J. Fors

Partner, Member of the Swedish Bar Association / Stockholm

Languages

tyska svenska engelska
Profile

Since the late 1980s, I have assisted Swedish and foreign companies, public authorities and institutions with advice within a broad spectrum of law, primarily within the financial sector, and often with international connections.

I my main areas of practice are finance law and arbitration. I also have substantial experience of insurance and reinsurance law. I have worked for more than 30 years within these areas of law, with employment in Sweden and the USA, and also otherwise internationally in court proceedings and transactions, such as project financing. On a number of occasions, I have been nominated as one of the foremost Swedish lawyers within finance law and company law (and on three occasions, most recently in May 2017, nominated one of Sweden’s foremost business lawyers by lawyer colleagues in the periodical Legally Yours). I teach at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University, and have written articles on various legal subjects. I have also had a number of arbitrator appointments.

Since 2004, I lead Setterwalls’ financial market, banking, finance and insurance team.

Career
1987-,Setterwalls
1987,Hedberg & Johnsson Advokatbyrå
1985-1986,Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens, New York and Lillick & Charles, San Fransisco
1983-1985,District Court of Stockholm, law clerk
1982,University of Oslo, Maritime Law
1982,Lund University, LL.M.
1981-1982,Lund University, research assistant at the Faculty of Law president of the student council for law courses in Sweden and member of the School Board of the Faculty of Law in Lund
Recommendations

Åke Fors  is ranked as leading and recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 (Banking & Finance, Insurance and Shipping), ranked in Chambers Europe (Banking & Finance) and in Chambers Global (Banking & Finance). Åke J Fors is listed as an expert in Who's Who Legal. As well at IFLR1000 as leading laywer, highly regarded (Asset finance, Banking, Project finance within the sectors of Aviation and Insurance).

"It was great to have him as an adviser to guide us."

- Chambers Europe, 2018

"He was always reachable and very knowledgeable."

- Chambers Europe, 2018

"Nominated to appear in the 13th edition as one of the leading Aviation lawyers worldwide."

- Expert Guides 2017

"Han har unika kunskaper inom affärsjuridiken."

- Legally Yours, 2017

"The kind of lawyer you'd want on board due to his knowledge and experience, which is broad and deep. He has a good understanding of the appropriate business decisions. "

- Chambers Europe, 2017

"He is very talented and experienced, and I like to work with or against him."

- Chambers Europe, 2014

"Knows us and what we need. He is great at negotiating and draws up documents that are appreciated by all sides. "

- Chambers, 2013

Merits
External publications
2015Author of International Securities Law Handbook, Kluwer law
2015Author of the Swedish section of "International Insurance, Law and Regulation"
2015-2016Author of commentaries to "The Instalment Sales of Goods Act between merchants and others", Stockholm
2014Co-author on International Civil Fraud Thomson Reuters London
FEB 2014Author of the Swedish section of Aircraft Finance, in Sweden
DEC 2012Author of the Swedish section of "Aircraft Liens & Detention Rights in Sweden"
2010Co-author International Securities Law Handbook, Kluwer Law
2004Co-author of "Swedish and UK Takeover Regulations and Their Supervision - a Comparison of certain rules", Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business Vol. 26
2000"International Business Acquisitions -major legal issues in Sweden", Kluwer Law, London
1998"Maritime Liens in Sweden", Benedict on Admiralty, Vol.2
1995-1996Co-author of "Swedish Loan Prohibition and Other Financial Rules", Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Vol. 17
APR 1995"The New Maritime Code", the Baltic, London
1995"Sweden's new Maritime Code", Maritime Transport International, London