Dispute resolution and commercial procedures

Your business partner is threatening to sue you – what should you do? Can a Swedish judgment be enforced in a foreign country? Should you choose a procedure in a regular court or arbitration? What is included in legal assistance insurance?

Business disputes steal energy from the operations and are often very costly. They can also take a long time to resolve. We succeed in settling many disputes before they go to court. The best settlements are made when the other party is convinced that we are not averse to a trial. Thanks to our reputation as a civil action firm at the top of its game and our willingness to take disputes to court, our clients gain the best possible position for negotiation. Most lawyers can resolve a dispute, but not all lawyers are seasoned, experienced legal counsels. Skilled litigators achieve the best settlements.

We work together with you to analyse your situation in light of your operations and your circumstances, ensuring that you can make a well-informed decision – for or against – settlement or litigation. If your matter is to be tried in court, we create a legal strategy to cost-effectively achieve the goals that we set together with you. The strategy can often include elements of unpredictability for the other party and an initial show of strength on our part. We eliminate complexity and present your matter in a convincing and pedagogical manner. Through any events, we take and retain the initiative.

Of course, there are many skilled lawyers who litigate. We stand out from the crowd, not only with our broad experience as counsel, but also thanks to our relationships to the client. We will treat you as if you are our only client. We will work tirelessly to achieve the goals we have set for the dispute. And we have the experience, competence and resources to do so.

Business disputes are costly and we can also provide advice on legal assistance insurance and assist in contacts with your insurance company.

ASTRA ADVOKATER is a business law firm with broad competence and long-term relationships. Through long-term and close collaborations with our clients, we can provide competent advice for each specific situation.

Thanks to our international network, we can provide counselling in legal, procedural and practical matters, regardless of where an investigation is being performed.

The firm offers counselling regarding:

Civil proceedings in general court
Swedish and international arbitration
Tactical considerations when a dispute has arisen and civil proceedings may be expected
Enforcement and bankruptcy petitions
Insurance consultancy and assistance regarding corporate insurance

Our specialists in the area


Alexis J:son Wahlström

Alexis works mainly with commercial contracts, disputes and transactions, with a specialisation in IT/telecom and private M&A. With over twenty years of experience in the IT industry, as both an entrepreneur and an advisor, he brings extensive knowledge on both client-side and server-side technologies. Alexis excels in advising companies on structural and commercial terms and is a seasoned litigator, known for his ability to present complex information in a simple way in disputes. His expertise and strategic insights make him a valuable asset to any legal team and his educational manner is greatly appreciated.

  • Cross Advokater
  • Advokaterna Arnstedt Holmberg Wiberg
  • Stockholm University, LL.M.
  • Own business, IT/prepress
  • Disc jockey, Stureplansgruppen and others

Anders Thylin

Anders works with Swedish and international business law, with a focus on franchising, agency law and other distribution legal issues. In his work, he acts as a representative in public courts, arbitration and extrajudicial negotiations. In addition to being a legal representative, he writes contracts, provides advice on corporate law matters and assists in transfers. Who's Who Legal named him a ‘Thought Leader Global Elite - Franchise 2021’ (https://whoswholegal.com/anders-thylin).

Anders has been selected by the International Distribution Institute as Country Expert Franchising - Sweden. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

  • Lindskog Malmström law firm (2015–2020)
  • Own business (2007–2015)
  • Various law firms (1999–2007)
  • Court of Appeal (1999)
  • District Court as law clerk and junior judge (1996–1998, 1999)

Conny Cedermark

Conny works mainly as a private and public defender/representative in business-related criminal law. The assignments relate to, among other things, tax and corruption, breaches of trust and creditor crime matters. Conny has many years of experience in the field and has participated in a number of extensive and high-profile cases. In addition to business-related criminal law, Conny works with commercial dispute resolution, mostly within real estate law.


Joakim Sundqvist

Joakim focuses on transactions and commercial disputes. He specialises in private M&A and has over 25 years’ experience as an advisor in transactions, financing and investments. He has broad knowledge of industrially and financially driven businesses in a variety of industries, with particularly deep knowledge of real estate law and within the energy sectors. Joakim is also an experienced litigator in commercial disputes before courts and arbitration boards. He has strong experience in pursuing extensive and financially complicated cases, where his ability to cut through complexity and succinctly present opaque processes is particularly valuable.

  • Various law firms
  • KPMG Corporate Finance
  • Traction (venture capital company)
  • Law clerk

Karin Söderén

Karin works with Swedish and international business law, with a focus on corporate law, disputes and public procurement. She regularly represents private individuals and companies in a wide range of disputes, including in general courts, administrative courts and arbitral proceedings. Karin has extensive experience of assisting with public procurements, both during the tendering process and during review, and also writes commercial agreements.

  • Lindskog Malmström law firm (2014–2021)
  • The Administrative Court in Stockholm (2012–2014)
  • Stockholm University, LL.M. (2011)
  • Australian National University (2011)

Lotta Spandel

Lotta specialises in business law, contract law, transactions and litigation.

  • District Court (1993-1995)
  • Nordia law (1995-2018)
  • Lindskog Malmström law firm (2018-2020)

Stephan Eriksson

Stephan studied aviation law at the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. IASL's aviation law training ranks as one of the best in the world. Who's Who Legal has named Stephan one of the best aviation lawyers in the world.

Stephan has extensive experience of representing airlines and helicopter operators, flight brokers and tour operators. He also works with aviation accidents and product liability in aviation. ASTRA ADVOKATER is a member of L2b Aviation (https://l2baviation.com/), an international network of 59 aviation-specialised law firms representing airlines, financiers, leasing companies, manufacturers, insurance companies, airports, export credit boards and many others.

Stephan has particular experience with passenger rights and EU Regulation 261/2004.

Stephan also works with construction law, contract law and business-related disputes in courts and arbitration proceedings.

Stephan is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the European Aviation Lawyers Association (EALA). He is also the former chairman of the PEOPIL's Aviation special interest group, where he remains part of the organising team of the McGill University/PEOPIL biannual conferences on INTERNATIONAL AVIATION: LIABILITY, INSURANCE AND FINANCE.

  • Excello Law
  • Liman & Partners AB
  • Own business
  • McGill University, Montréal, Canada
  • Foyen law firm
  • Gävle District Court
  • Uppsala University LL.M.

William de Laval

William graduated from Uppsala University in 2022 and prior to that was part of ASTRA ADVOKATER’s student pool, starting in 2020. He works in all of the firm's business areas, but with a particular focus on litigation and public procurement.

  • Advokatfirman Delphi
  • Uppsala University, LL.M.

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