Krister Azelius

Partner
  • Malmö, Helsingborg
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Krister Azelius is a partner and head of Vinge’s dispute resolution practice group in Skåne. Since 1996 he has focused on dispute resolution. Krister acts as both counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations. He has acted under several institutions’ rules, including the SCC (Stockholm), ICC (Paris), LCIA (London), CARICI (Geneva), DIS (Germany) and Copenhagen Arbitration (Copenhagen). Krister is also regularly instructed as counsel in commercial disputes before courts of general jurisdiction in Sweden, which has also included proceedings at the CJEU in Luxembourg.

In addition, Krister is committed to, and regularly engaged within, the world of sport. He has – in addition to disputes (usually under the sporting regulatory regime, but also before courts of general jurisdiction) and contract negotiations (both with sponsors and other co operating partners and participants) – been appointed as a member of several Swedish sports associations.

Mentions

Krister Azelius is one of the best litigation lawyers in Sweden. He understands the commercial and legal problems quickly and is often able to solve them thanks to excellent litigation and legal skills. He understands the essence of the dispute and often outperforms the opposite counsels during hearings.- Legal 500 2021

According to clients, Krister Azelius

"understands the commercial and legal problems quickly and is often able to solve them thanks to his excellent litigation and legal skills. He understands the essence of the dispute."

He also has considerable experience in international arbitration proceedings. Chambers & Partners 2021

Krister Azelius is one of the best litigation lawyers in Sweden with an exceptional ability to combine legal skills and commercial aspects of different disputes. He is extremely efficient and quickly understands different commercial and legal problems and often outperforms the opposite counsels in court/arbitration hearings. - Legal 500 2020

Krister Azelius is highlighted by sources for his solid arbitration practice. His experience extends to also cover insurance and intellectual property disputes. - Chambers & Partners 2020

According to sources, Krister Azelius  is "an eager counsel in arbitration and a good arbitrator." - Chambers & Partners 2019

Krister Azelius is based in the firm's Skåne office and heads the disputes practice there. He represents clients in domestic and cross-border commercial disputes and arbitrations. Interviewees recommend him for his handling of complicated, hostile disputes and appreciate his "good, commercial advice and guidance," noting that he is "excellent at understanding client needs." - Chambers & Partners 2018

Krister Azelius, who heads the firm's disputes team in the Skåne office, frequently represents clients in litigation as well as national and international arbitrations. One client appreciated that Azelius was able to help them reach "a good understanding of the different potential outcomes." - Chambers & Partners 2017

Education

  • LL M 1987 Lund University

Experience

  • 1996 –  Partner Advokatfirman Vinge KB
  • 1990 – 1995  Associate Advokatfirman Vinge KB
  • 1987 – 1990  Court clerkship Ronneby District Court

Other qualifications

  • Board member Advokatfirman Vinge KB
  • Chairman of the board of directors Advokatfirman Vinge Skåne
  • Head of Advokatfirman Vinge Skåne’s Competence Group for Dispute Resolution
  • Member of the Swedish Arbitration Association’s Executive Committee
  • Member and chairman of Helsingborg’s IF’s board
  • Chairman of the board of Helsingborg’s Floorball Club
  • Member of the board of Vasatorp’s Golf Club
  • Member of the board of the Swedish Premier Floorball Association
  • Member of the board of the Swedish Floorball Association

Awards

Articles

Article December 02, 2015

Class Actions, a global guide from practical law, first edition 2015

Overview of class/collective actions and current trends, Sweden chapter
Article October 08, 2015

Corporate Disputes Magazine Oct-Dec 2015

Dispute Resolution in Scandinavia
Article April 29, 2014

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 7th edition, chapter 34 Sweden

The International Comparative Legal Guide
Article February 01, 2014

Commercial Arbitration

Annual Review 2014
Article February 01, 2014

Class & Group Actions 2014, 6th edition, Chapter 26 Sweden

The International Comparative Legal Guide
Article February 01, 2013

Class & Group Actions 2013, 5th edition, Chapter 24 Sweden

The International Comparative Legal Guide
Article February 01, 2013
Article February 01, 2013

International Arbitration 2013, 10th edition, Chapter 41

The International Comparative Legal Guide
Article January 01, 2010

Making Use of the New SCC Rules on Emergency Arbitration

Extract from Juridisk tidskrift, 2010