Niklas Berntorp

Member of the Swedish Bar Association (Leave of absence)
  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Niklas Berntorp (Elofsson) is specialised in commercial dispute resolution and acts as counsel in court proceedings, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. He has experience from a broad range of business sectors and areas of law, including contract law, intellectual property law, corporate law, M&A and insolvency law.


Niklas Berntorp is recognized as a ”National Leader in Arbitration”, a ”National Leader in Litigation”, a ”Future Leader in Arbitration”, and a ”Future Leader in Litigation” by Who’s Who Legal.

Niklas was awarded the “Arbitration Achievement of the Year” by Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS) 2019.

Niklas is recognized as a “Super Talent” by “Veckans Affärer” 2015.


  • The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), Arbitrator Training Program, 2021-2022
  • Columbia Law School, Master of Laws, 2013
  • Uppsala universitet, Master of Laws, 2010
  • Uppsala universitet, Bachelor of Science in Business, 2010
  • Queen’s School of Business, 2009


  • Advokatfirman Vinge, 2014-
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Foreign Associate, Singapore, 2017
  • Debevoise & Plimpton, Foreign Associate, London, 2016
  • Stockholms tingsrätt, Law Clerk, 2011-2012, 2013-2014
  • Advokatfirman Lindahl, Associate, 2010-2011

Other qualifications

  • Attorney-at-law (admitted to the New York State Bar)
  • Guest lecturer in procedural law, arbitration law, and private law
  • Member of the board of the Stockholm Department of the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet)
  • Member of the editorial committee of the Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook (Kluwer Law International / SCCL)
  • Regional representative, Young International Arbitration Group (London Court of International Arbitration), 2016-2019
  • Advisory Board, Young Arbitrators Sweden (SCC), 2015-2016
  • Secretary of the board of directors, Beijer Alma AB (publ)


Article October 19, 2020

Om tillämpning av rättegångsbalkens kostnadsregler i skiljeförfaranden

Svensk Juristtidning 2020 s. 747
Article October 01, 2017

Immediate reimbursement of substituted advance on costs in international commercial arbitration

Arbitration International, Volume 33, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 415–425
Article September 01, 2016

Anslutningsöverklagande av ett interimistiskt beslut i tvistemål

Svensk Juristtidning 2016 s. 485
Article June 16, 2015

New initiatives to further increase the attractiveness of Stockholm as the seat of international arbitration

Zakon, No. 4 (2015), s. 143
Article April 07, 2015

Tvistlösningsklausuler i kommersiella avtal

Juridisk Tidskrift 2014–2015, s. 631
Article March 06, 2013

Rättegångskostnader i förenklade tvistemål

Svensk Juristtidning 2013, s. 150
Article January 01, 2013

Ex Parte Interviews of Party-Appointed Arbitrator Candidates: A Study Based on the Views of Counsel and Arbitrators in Sweden and the United States

Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2013), s. 381-405
Article March 10, 2011

Klandrade skiljedomar mellan 1999 och 2009 – särskilt om skiljemäns uppdragsöverskridanden och handläggningsfel

Juridisk Tidskrift 2010–2011, s. 732
Article March 01, 2011

Skiljemäns uppdragsöverskridande och handläggningsfel. En analys med utgångspunkt i klandrade skiljedomar under perioden 1999-2009

Affärsjuridiska uppsatser 2010/2011, Iustus förlag, s. 9–92
Article March 11, 2010

Inverkandekrav vid skiljedomsklander

Svensk Juristtidning 2010, s. 829


Book July 24, 2019

Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook 2019 Assistant Editor, Kluwer Law International