Joakim Falkner

Joakim Falkner is a member of Baker McKenzie’s Securities Practice Group in Stockholm. He is listed as a leading lawyer for capital markets in Chambers Europe and IFLR1000 and is recognized by several other legal directories. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he worked at another global law firm. In 2008, he was appointed national representative of Sweden by the International Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee. Mr. Falkner is qualified to practice in Sweden, England and Wales and has a US LLM from Boston, United States of America.

Practice Focus:

Mr. Falkner practices mainly in the fields of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and corporate governance. He represents clients in a wide range of transactions, including debt and equity capital markets transactions as well as public mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Falkner has advised clients in securities transactions under Swedish, US and English law.

The New Lawyers for the New World:

Volatility and uncertainty are the new norm. With events like Brexit in the UK and the new administration in the US just two examples of recent geopolitical upheaval, we need to be able to help our clients navigate a constantly changing and challenging market. And it requires a new type of thinking and a different mindset.

It requires lawyers who collaborate unusually well across borders, markets and industries around the globe. Lawyers who embrace new ideas and emerging technologies to give businesses confidence in these uncertain times.

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Christer A. Holm

NorelidHolm is a full-service international business law firm which provides legal services covering corporate and commercial law, insurance and reinsurance, marketing law, company law, EU and competition, dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration. The client stock comprises of a vast range of Swedish and international clients, including many of the largest insurance companies in the world.

Thus NorelidHolm is very experienced in dispute resolution, both domestic and international. The partners of NorelidHolm have more than 30 years’ experience of international business law and dispute resolution.

Commenting on the main advantages of mediation as opposed to litigation and arbitration, Christer A. Holm, partner, noted a significant lowering of legal costs and, normally, speed.

“If the concept of ADR also includes arbitration and not only mediation it is normally quick and secret but more costly than litigation,” commented Mr Holm. “It is sought mostly by big corporate clients, often in cross-border disputes.”

Mr Holm has witnessed a significant increase in litigation and commercial disputes in Sweden in the last ten years, which is continuing.

“In order to stop this trend the new law on mediation, the one-instance court procedure and the mandatory mediation before the district courts have been introduced,” said Mr Holm.

“The general trend is that prior to any meaningful mediation is initiated, the parties almost always initiate litigation first, this in order to try to clarify each others’ legal position. Another driving force is the existence of third party financing of legal costs, (normally by insurance cover), which is increasingly the case,” concluded Mr Holm.

Mr. Holm has more than 30 years of experience from international litigation/arbitration/mediation and the latter has been in increasing demand during the last ten years.

Mr. Holm represented AIG in Scandinavia during more than 25 years and handled numerous litigations and arbitrations on AIG´s behalf during “Hank” Greenbergs leadership of AIG.

In the insurance sector he has also represented such international players as Chubb, CNA, ACE and Willis. He has also handled numerous cases regarding re-insurance litigation.

In the general business sector he has represented BMW Group in Scandinavia for more than 20 years handling many EU-competition-law-related disputes in the motor vehicle distribution and services sector.

The law firm NorelidHolm is a member of the international network Insuralex, a world-wide network of law firms that all have special knowledge and skills within the international insurance sector.

In addition to this, his partner colleague and Managing Partner of NorelidHolm, Ms. Susanna Norelid is personally a member of the exclusive (by invitation only) lawyers-club International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), a Chicago-based organization whose members all are international top-lawyers, many with great experience from international arbitration/litigation.


Erik Andreasson

Erik Andreasson focuses on restructuring and insolvency. He has extensive experience from both formal bankruptcies and company restructurings. Erik is a member of the Swedish Bar Association and regularly acts as liquidator. He also has served as a legal counsel at a major Swedish finance company, focusing on commercial leasing and financing contracts.

Law Practice:

DLA Piper’s restructuring lawyers have significant experience advising clients on investigation, enforcement, litigation and asset recovery on a multijurisdictional basis. We advise clients on all matters relating to public and private companies in underperforming and distressed situations.

We manage assignments from the mid-market to the largest national and international restructurings and insolvencies. Our experience also extends to any contentious issues arising from restructurings and insolvencies.

DLA Piper serves a diverse client base that includes debtors, lenders, government entities, trustees, shareholders, senior executives, as well as distressed debt and asset buyers and investors.

With dedicated restructuring lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to address our clients’ restructuring and insolvency needs on a national and international basis.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.