• Queen Mary, University of London 1999
  • Lund University, LL M, 2000




  • Service at Swedish Courts 2000


Controlling the shareholders – the effect of the shareholders’ agreement in relation to third party purchasers [in Swedish] Sept. 20, 2018
Public mergers and acquisitions in Sweden: overview Practical Law, 2018 July 17, 2018
Hostile takeovers in Sweden [in Swedish] HOSTILE TAKEOVERS: NOTES FROM A SEMINAR, 2018 July 17, 2018
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The Swedish Takeover Code – An Annotated Commentary, 2016 Dec. 31, 2016
Annoted commentary on the Swedish Takeover Code and the Swedish Takeovers Act [in Swedish]. Fourth edition 2015 April 30, 2015
Post-sale purchase rights, rights of first refusal and consent clauses. A commentary on Chapter 4 Sections 7-36 of the Swedish Companies Act [in Swedish]. Fourth edition 2017 Jan. 1, 2013
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Other qualifications

  • Member of the board of directors of the Swedish Bar Association
  • Member of the board of directors of the Centre for Business Law at Lund University
  • Member of the Swedish Takeover Panel (the Securities Council) and Special Adviser to the Panel Executive
  • Expert in the Government Committee on the Swedish implementation of the new EU regulatory framework on statutory audit
  • Expert in the Government Committee responsible for proposing Swedish implementation of the 2013 amendments to the EU Transparency Directive  
  • Member of the Nasdaq Stockholm Listing Committee
  • Member of the Research Panel for Company Law & Securities Law at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law
  • Member of the editorial committee of Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret (Nordic Company Law Review)


Interviewees remark: "He is the excellent combination of a theoretical and a pragmatic lawyer. He is efficient, responsive and belongs to the absolute top level in this area." (Capital Markets Equity) Chambers & Partners 2019

Erik Sjöman  continues his rise through the rankings thanks to excellent recognition from the market. Clients report that he has the "rare quality of being able to balance the academic and the commercial aspects." (Corporate/M&A) Chambers & Partners 2019

Erik Sjöman is ranked as Highly regarded at IFLR 1000 2019

Erik Sjöman advises clients on corporate matters and equity capital markets mandates and is particularly known for public M&A. Clients say: "He is a lawyer who really knows how to add value to his clients. He always has an answer that can be used by the client." - Chambers & Partners 2018

Erik Sjöman represents listed companies in a wide array of capital markets and corporate law issues whilst offering specialist expertise in public takeovers and equity offerings. - Chambers & Partners 2017

Erik Sjöman is a highly regarded individual within the equity capital markets field. - Chambers & Partners 2016

The "brilliant" Erik Sjöman advises on both public M&A and ECM. "He has a fantastic business sense and puts his views in the right context; he is an important regular adviser to us," impressed sources say. - CChambers & Partners 2015

"Erik Sjöman is just excellent for public market issues, corporate governance and takeovers. I certainly consult him for tricky issues," said one client. - Chambers & Partners 2014

One of the best”, “excellent” - IFLR1000

An asset to any project team”, “Combines legal expertise with commercial focus” - Legal 500