News Johan Gernandt joins Vinge in Stockholm

January 15, 2009

The leading Swedish law firm Vinge has strengthened its dispute resolution group by recruiting two of Sweden’s most experienced arbitration lawyers – Johan Gernandt and Jonas Eklund.  With their broad experience of international disputes, they will further strengthen Vinge’s profile, confirming Vinge’s position as one of the leading Nordic firms in international arbitration.

Johan Gernandt is one of Sweden’s leading international arbitration lawyers, with almost 40 years’ experience of commercial law.  Amongst other positions, he is currently Chairman of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.  Jonas Eklund is a well-respected and experienced Swedish arbitration lawyer, who has worked together with Johan Gernandt for many years.

Vinge has taken a strategic decision to increase its capacity and market share in the area of dispute resolution, with particular focus on international arbitration.  Vinge’s latest addition was English Solicitor-Advocate James Hope, who was appointed head of the dispute resolution group in Stockholm in December 2008.  James Hope was previously with Skadden, Arps in London. 

With the addition of Johan Gernandt and Jonas Eklund, Vinge has now taken a further step to increase its capabilities in the field of international arbitration.  

Vinge’s Managing Partner, Michael Wigge, said:
“We are delighted that Johan Gernandt and Jonas Eklund have chosen to come to us.  Vinge is seeking to be the leading commercial law firm in the Nordic region, and a strong dispute resolution group is an important part of that.  We consider ourselves to be one of the top Nordic firms in the area of international dispute resolution – this new addition strengthens Vinge’s practice even further.”

Johan Gernandt will start at Vinge on 1 February 2009, and Jonas Eklund will join the firm as soon as his current notice period has come to an end.  Johan Gernandt and Jonas Eklund come from Gernandt & Danielsson, where Johan Gernandt was one of the founding partners.

Vinge’s dispute resolution group now includes some 42 lawyers situated in Vinge’s various offices.


For further information, please contact:
Michael Wigge, Managing Partner, +46-8-614 30 56, +46-70-714 30 56, michael.wigge@vinge.se
Boo Ehlin, Head of Marketing, +46-8-614 33 87, +46-70-429 33 87, boo.ehlin@vinge.se

Vinge is one of the Nordic region’s largest law firms, with around 450 employees.  It is a full-service commercial law firm, and the majority of its work is international in nature.  Vinge has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Helsingborg, as well as London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Shanghai.  The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, which is a global network of independent law firms. 

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