Chambers Europe 2017

Sandart & Partners wins praise within the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Dispute Resolution and Life Science.

Each year Chambers and Partners publishes one of Europe’s leading guides to the legal profession. Through a team of researchers Chambers conducts in-depth interviews with lawyers and their clients to rank the Europe’s best lawyers according to criteria most valued by clients. The Chambers Europe guide provides analysis of the legal markets in 53 jurisdictions.

Swedish law firms and lawyers are among the researched and in the Chambers Europe 2017 edition Sandart & Partners is once again ranked in Band 1 for Intellectual Property Law in Sweden. Sandart & Partners is also highly ranked within Life Sciences and Dispute resolution.

In addition, Karin Cederlund, Anders Kylhammar, Eric M Runesson, Dag Sandart and Peter Sande are ranked individually and are well recognized for their expertise.

Intellectual Property - Sweden - Band 1

What the team is known for Outstanding litigation boutique with market-leading expertise across the IP spectrum. Comes particularly recommended for patent and trade mark litigation, as well copyright matters. Handles both transactional and non-transactional mandates for multinational clients in industries such as biotech, pharmaceuticals and TMT.

Strengths Sources praise the team's "in-depth knowledge," and "prompt service," and state that "for really complex IP matters, they are the go-to in Sweden."

Further interviewees state: "Sandart & Partners are excellent in the area of patent and trade mark litigation. They are also very good when it comes to copyrights - the number-one firm there in Sweden."

Notable practitioners - Sweden - Intellectual Property
Band 1: Karin Cederlund, Dag Sandart och Peter Sande
Band 2: Anders Kylhammar

The "very knowledgeable" Karin Cederlund is top-rated by sources for her work in IP litigation. She offers notable expertise in trade marks and copyrights and also assists clients with IP transactions.

Dag Sandart is renowned amongst interviewees for his extensive experience of patents. His other areas of expertise include trade marks, copyrights and marketing law. He frequently advises clients in the life sciences sector.

Peter Sande is reputed for his advice on IP litigation. He frequently handles mandates concerning patents, copyrights and trade marks on both a domestic and pan-European level. His clients work in industries such as entertainment and healthcare.

Department head Anders Kylhammar receives praise for his "solid analysis of the law." He focuses on commercial disputes concerning trade marks, patents, copyrights and design. He also advises on marketing law and trade secrets.

Life Sciences - Sweden - Band 3

What the team is known for IP-focused boutique, which is well known for its expertise in patent law and related agreements. Particularly active for pharmaceutical and biotech companies on litigious IP-related life science issues, especially patent disputes. Offers advice on regulatory matters surrounding pharmaceutical products.

Strengths Sources highlight the department's experience in IP-related life science matters, saying: "They are very skilled, IP-focused and have a good reputation."

Notable practitioners - Sweden - Life Sciences
Band 2: Dag Sandart och Peter Sande

Dag Sandart is a prominent lawyer offering representation to a range of clients in their IP concerns in the life science field. He holds particular expertise in patent litigation as well as notable commercial experience.

Peter Sande is highly appreciated by market commentators, who describe him as a "likeable person, an extremely good lawyer and a very skilled patent litigator." He offers particular expertise in IP disputes in the life science sector.

Sweden, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Band 2: Eric M. Runesson

Eric Runesson of Sandart & Partners is often retained as an arbitrator in Swedish and international proceedings, and acts as counsel in commercial disputes. Areas of specialism include M&A, licensing and distribution. According to interviewees, he is "calm, sound and into the intricacies of the law."