Anders Leissner

Expert Sanctions, Shipping & Insurance
  • Gothenburg
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Anders Leissner has worked at a leading maritime insurance company for more than 20 years, which has given him broad and practical experience within a number of practice areas ranging from corporate governance to dispute resolution both from a Swedish and international perspective. Anders has extensive experience in relation to sanction issues, in particular as regards how the sanction legislation in the United States affects companies within the EU, which has included both risk assessments, contract issues and management of incidents in co‑operation with Swedish and foreign public authorities. He has also participated in several international industrial organisations that have prepared sanction clauses and other contractual terms and conditions for the shipping and insurance sector. In addition, Anders has several years’ experience in respect of general legal advice for Swedish and foreign shipping companies. In January 2021, the government appointed Anders as chairman of the War Insurance Board, which is an authority whose purpose is to ensure insurance capacity for transport to and from Sweden in the event of war.

Education

  • Lund University, LLM, 1995
  • Nordic Institute of Maritime Law, studies in Maritime law, 1994

Experience

  • Vinge, 2020-
  • The Swedish Club, Gothenburg and London, Legal Director, 1998-2019
  • Haight Gardner Poor & Havens, Washington DC, trainee, 1997
  • United Nations, New York, trainee, 1996

Other qualifications

  • Chairman of The Swedish war insurance agency
  • Board member of the Swedish Maritime Law Association
  • Supporting member London Maritime Arbitrators Association
  • Arbitrator and member Advisory Board Xiamen Arbitration Commission

Mandates

Mandate October 18, 2022

Vinge has advised Cameco in connection with its USD 7.8bn acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company

Vinge, alongside Covington & Burling LLP, has advised Cameco Corporation in their acquisition of Wes…

Mandate October 22, 2020

Vinge advises Nordic Paper Holding AB (publ) in connection with its listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Vinge has advised Nordic Paper Holding AB (publ) (“Nordic Paper” or the “Company”) in connection wit…

News

The wide reach of the prohibition against circumventing EU sanctions
News October 31, 2022

The wide reach of the prohibition against circumventing EU sanctions

Against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU has imposed a number of sanctions, wh…

Sanctions update 14 October
News October 14, 2022

Sanctions update 14 October

Further to our previous sanctions updates of 25 February, 3 March, 11 March, 16 March , 14 April and…

Vinge has contributed to the Swedish chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide - Sanctions 2023
News October 05, 2022

Vinge has contributed to the Swedish chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide - Sanctions 2023

Vinge’s sanctions and compliance specialists Anders Leissner and Tove Tullberg have written the Swed…

Vinge’s experts provide an insight into Swedish maritime law in the latest edition of International Comparative Legal Guide – Shipping Law 2022
News August 10, 2022

Vinge’s experts provide an insight into Swedish maritime law in the latest edition of International Comparative Legal Guide – Shipping Law 2022

Vinge’s experts in martime and transport law have again contributed to the Swedish chapter on mariti…

Sanctions update 22 July
News July 26, 2022

Sanctions update 22 July

Further to our previous sanctions updates of 25 February, 3 March, 11 March, 16 March , 14 April and…

Sanctions update June 8
News June 08, 2022

Sanctions update June 8

Further to our previous sanctions updates of 25 February, 3 March, 11 March, 16 March and 14 April w…

Sanctions update April 14
News April 14, 2022

Sanctions update April 14

Further to our previous sanctions updates Sanctions update March 16, Sanctions Newsletter update 11…

Insurance services in Sweden – a summary
News March 24, 2022

Insurance services in Sweden – a summary

Vinge’s insurance team has written a brief summary of some of the main features of the Swedish regul…

Sanctions update 16 March 2022
News March 16, 2022

Sanctions update 16 March 2022

Further to our previous sanctions updates we herewith provide a further update of recent sanctions d…

Sanctions update including counter measures by Russia
News March 11, 2022

Sanctions update including counter measures by Russia

Further to our previous sanctions updates we herewith provide a further update of recent sanctions d…

Update on the EU, UK and US sanctions against Russia and Belarus
News February 25, 2022

Update on the EU, UK and US sanctions against Russia and Belarus

In the past few days EU, UK and US have issued sanctions against Russia and Belarus in response to R…

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings
News December 23, 2021

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings

On Tuesday 21 December, the EU Court of Justice delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Bank Mell…

The EU Commission proposes a new tool to counter the use of economic coercion by third countries
News December 13, 2021

The EU Commission proposes a new tool to counter the use of economic coercion by third countries

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation that will provide it with tools to counteract…

Sweden proposes a new law on investment screening which will have significant implications for transactions
News November 04, 2021

Sweden proposes a new law on investment screening which will have significant implications for transactions

Contrary to the situation in many other countries, there are currently only limited possibilities to…

European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance
News September 20, 2021

European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

The European Commission has recently issued three opinions regarding the interpretation of asset fre…

Vinge contributing to International Comparative Legal Guides
News August 20, 2021

Vinge contributing to International Comparative Legal Guides

Vinge’s specialists within Maritime and Transport law have been requested to contribute with a chapt…

Top ranking of Vinge’s maritime and transport group
News April 19, 2021

Top ranking of Vinge’s maritime and transport group

Vinge has been top ranked by Legal 500  in its newly released rankings for 2021.

Insurance law and blockage of the Suez Canal
News March 29, 2021

Insurance law and blockage of the Suez Canal

One of the largest container ships in the world is still blocking the Suez Canal, an event which can…

New assignment for Anders Leissner
News February 26, 2021

New assignment for Anders Leissner

Anders Leissner has been appointed by the Swedish government as chairman of the War Insurance Board.

Sanctions round-up
News December 22, 2020

Sanctions round-up

Not so long ago, sanctions were a rare occurrence which only involved obscure products and countries…

Vinge arranges webinars on trade sanctions in a changing world
News May 29, 2020

Vinge arranges webinars on trade sanctions in a changing world

Vinge's sanctions expert Anders Leissner holds a webinar on the impact of trade sanctions on world t…

Top ranking for Vinge's Maritime and Transport Practice Group
News May 12, 2020

Top ranking for Vinge's Maritime and Transport Practice Group

Vinge has been awarded the highest ranking by both Chambers and Legal 500 in their recently released…

The global reach of OFAC sanctions
News April 15, 2020

The global reach of OFAC sanctions

Sanctions imposed by OFAC have a global reach and therefore also an impact on any company involved i…

Covid-19 and its impact on international trade
News March 27, 2020

Covid-19 and its impact on international trade

Vinge’s experts within trade and shipping summarise some observations on how Corona impact internati…

Articles

Sanctions 2022

The International Comparative Legal Guide, Global Legal Group
Article August 06, 2021

Shipping Laws and Regulations 2021, Sweden

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES AND THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REPORTS, GLOBAL LEGAL GROUP
Article May 15, 2019

Den amerikanska lagens långa arm (swedish)

Juridisk Tidskrift, nr 1 2019-20, sid 137-147
Article March 19, 1997

Effektivitet av mineralutvinning på djuphavsbotten: En rättsekonomisk kommentar (swedish)

Ekonomisk Debatt 1997, årgång 25, nr 8, sid 490-492