Profile

I work with Swedish and international M&A, often in collaboration with foreign law firms.

After 30 years at Setterwalls, I have wide-ranging corporate law competence and also much experience of complex contract negotiations, as well as of general contract and commercial contract law.

For many years, I have managed Swedish and international projects within company acquisition, corporate establishments in Sweden, corporate finance, joint ventures, and private and public project financing often related to the Swedish technology (incl. cleantech), shipping and automotive industries. This includes providing advice to investors and portfolio companies on the venture capital and private equity markets. After studies abroad, internships in the UK and the USA, participation in the International Bar Association, my international contact network is large. I was the managing partner of the firm during 2004-2007 and am currently responsible for Setterwalls’ China desk in Stockholm, and for coordinating Setterwalls Stockholm’s international contacts.

Career
1987-,Setterwalls
2004-2007,Setterwalls, managing partner
1987-1988,Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens Law Firm, New York, Jantzen scholarship
1986,Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Oslo
1983-1986,Administrative Court of Appeals of Stockholm, Assistant Judge
1983-1986,District Court of Stockholm, law clerk
1984,Rea, Grundberg & Co. Law Firm, London
1982,National Board of Taxation
1981-1982,Student Union of the University of Stockholm, Student Legal Advisor
1981,Stockholm University, Buisness Administration
1980,Stockholm University, LL.M.
Recommendations

Nominated by Who's Who Legal as expert and leader in M&A in Sweden, 2015 and 2016. Håkan is also ranked as Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000.

"Håkan Fohlin, draws praise from his colleagues in other countries. One international partner describes him as "precise" and "creative". His team, too, are described in a very positive way: "The quality is great". "

- IFLR 1000

Merits
External publications
2018"Sweden - Analysis of Company Laws", International Trust Laws and Analysis, Wolters Kluwer
2012-2017”Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe” (Sweden), Juris Publishing, Inc.
2015-2017"Establishing a business in Sweden", Global Guide, Practical Law Thomson Reuters.
2013-2016"International Liability of Corporate Directors", (Sweden), Juris Publishing, Inc.
NOV 2011Factoring and pledging of trade receivables, Banking & Finance Report
SEP 2010"Revamp of the VC market? Advising the entrepreneur on raising capital", The International Bar Association Closely Held and Growing Enterprises Committee e-bulletin.
AUG 2009"EU must sign prohibition of ballast discharges", Dagens Industri
JUN 2008"The Rail Road Committee - balanced system for information and ticket-booking for railroad passengers regardless of operators", report to the Swedish Government's Agency for Public Management
APR 2008"Multiple Representations in Auctions", M&A Report
2004, 2005, 2006"Getting the Deal Through - Corporate Governance - Sweden"
MAY 2000"Bank's and Financial Institutions' Outsourcing of Business Activities", European Banking Review, vol. III
DEC 1999"The New Market for Corporate Law", Magazine of the Swedish Bar Association "Advokaten"
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