Chambers Europe 2018
Sandart & Partners - leading firm - within Intellectual Property in Chambers and Partners’ yearly guide to the world’s leading attorneys and law firms. Partners Karin Cederlund, Anders Kylhammar, Dag Sandart and Peter Sande are named notable practitioners and Eric M. Runesson in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators.
Intellectual Property - Sweden - Band 1
What the team is known for Outstanding litigation boutique with market-leading expertise across the IP spectrum. Particularly recommended for patent and trade mark litigation, as well as copyright matters. Handles both transactional and non-transactional mandates for multinational clients in industries such as biotech, pharmaceuticals and engineering. Also handles highly complex patent mandates in the technology sector.
Strengths Clients praise the department's cross-border capabilities, one saying: "Sandart & Partners has an impressive Swedish and international network within their field of expertise." This source goes on to add: "They are number one in intellectual property law."
According to one source, clients appreciate the team's speed and business-oriented approach. The interviewee continues: "They do not beat around the bush and they give clear guidance.
Notable practitioners - Sweden - Intellectual Property
Band 1: Karin Cederlund, Dag Sandart och Peter Sande
Band 2: Anders Kylhammar
According to clients, Karin Cederlund is "knowledgeable, responsive and engaged, and she has a great understanding of the needs of her clients." One interviewee adds: "She has a unique ability to communicate and explain legal matters not only to us as clients but also to authorities and others." She advises clients on the commercialisation of intellectual property rights and contentious matters, regularly representing clients before both national courts and the ECJ. She is frequently highlighted by the market for her copyright expertise.
Dag Sandart is a lawyer who "really puts his heart and soul into the case," according to clients, who also describe him as "an incredible team player who can be flexible to different clients' styles and is very calm, keeping a cool head under pressure." He is a seasoned IP expert who advises clients on the full range of IP matters, including patent cases and soft IP rights. He regularly advises clients in the food and drink and pharmaceutical sectors.
Peter Sande is renowned for his "extensive experience of Swedish patent litigation" and comprehensive knowledge of Swedish and European patent law. He is picked out by sources as being "among the top patent litigators in Sweden." Sande also acts on copyright and trade mark mandates and regularly advises on advertising law matters.
According to clients, Anders Kylhammar is "knowledgeable, thorough, creative and he sees solutions." He uses his IP expertise to advise clients on marketing law matters and the protection of trade secrets. His practice also covers commercial litigation, with a particular focus on trade mark disputes.
Sweden, Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Band 2: Eric M. Runesson
Eric Runesson of Sandart & Partners is known to be "extremely active" in arbitration, where he focuses on contract-related disputes. He is a good choice for both domestic and cross-border mandates.