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  • Stockholm University, LL.M., 1988



Recent Developments in Swedish Telecommunications Law The International Who´s Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers 2010 Dec. 1, 2010
Country Analysis Sweden, Global Communications 2002 Global Counsel Industry Reports, p. 135 Sept. 2, 2002
Access to National markets Sweden European Counsel Industry Report Global Communications 2000, s.175 ff. Sept. 4, 2000
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Other qualifications


  • Swedish ICC’s reference group on IT and Telecoms
  • Itechlaw


Widely regarded as the "go-to guy for complex telecoms issues" in Sweden, Carl Johan af Petersens handles a wide range of regulatory issues in the telecoms sector, acting for a range of international and domestic providers. Clients describe him as "very nice and easy to work with, service-orientated and very communicative" and appreciate that he "always takes the time to understand the business side of regulatory advice and is extremely persistent in his work for clients." - Chambers Europe 2018

Selected for the Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2018.

Ranked as “Star Individual” (Telecommunications) by Chambers Global 2011 and Chambers Europe 2012 - 2019.

Carl Johan af Petersens is a widely celebrated telecoms lawyer, praised for his technical skills. His areas of expertise include telecoms licensing, broadband networks and cable TV and satellite systems, assisting clients with a host of regulatory and contentious issues. - Chambers Europe 2017

Star individual Carl Johan af Petersens has a wealth of experience representing the whole spectrum of domestic and international TMT companies. Widely recognised for his work in telecoms licensing, mobile communications and broadband networks and services. He also assists with M&A transactions linked with the TMT sector - Chambers Europe 2016

Carl Johan has noteworthy expertise in telecoms and communication matters, and is considered "number one for regulatory issues." - Chambers Europe 2015

Carl Johan af Petersens is "one of the best telecoms regulation lawyers in Sweden," according to one market commentator. He represents a range of Swedish and international clients. He is particularly recognised for his academic prowess. - Chambers Europe 2014

Selected to “The Best of the Best”, Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.