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


  • Service at Swedish Courts 2000

Other qualifications

  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee of Nasdaq Stockholm
  • Member of the board of directors of the Swedish Bar Association
  • Chairman 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)



Online shareholder meetings [in Swedish] NORDISK TIDSSKRIFT FOR SELSKABSRET 2020:4 S. 35
Takeover bids with joint bidders [in Swedish], Juridisk tidskrift 2019-20 p. 812 June 22, 2020
Public mergers and acquisitions in Sweden: overview Practical Law, 2020 April 01, 2020
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The Swedish Takeover Code – An Annotated Commentary, 2016 December 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 January 01, 2013
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Lauded for 

"combining good theoretical knowledge with a commercial approach,"

Erik Sjöman is a highly esteemed ECM practitioner with a strong reputation for advising on IPO listings, accelerated bookbuilds and direct share issues. Sjöman provides further expertise in takeover bids. Chambers & Partners 2021

Erik Sjöman is ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 2020

Erik Sjöman "manages to combine excellent academic knowledge with extensive practical experience," clients report. He is a market-leading ECM lawyer, drawing particular praise for his expertise regarding stock exchange rules and corporate governance topics for listed entities. He is also well regarded for his experience in rights issues and public M&A mandates. - Chambers & Partners 2020

Erik Sjöman is ranked as Highly regarded at IFLR 1000 2020

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