Silvia Dahlberg

Partner
  • Gothenburg
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English, French, German, Czech

Silvia Dahlberg specializes in dispute resolution and commercial agreements. She frequently represents clients in high-profile and high-value disputes in arbitration proceedings and in Swedish courts of all levels. Silvia Dahlberg has extensive experience as counsel in arbitrations seated in various jurisdictions and under most major arbitration rules, including the SCC, ICC, Swiss Rules, ICDR, LCIA and ICSID. She is particularly well versed in cases concerning setting-aside or enforcement of arbitral awards.

In addition to her practice as counsel, she is regularly appointed as arbitrator both in Sweden and internationally.

She has experience from a wide range of industries, including construction, the manufacturing industry, tech, automotive, defence, energy, insurance, and financial services.

Silvia Dahlberg is recognized as a leading dispute resolution lawyer by all principal ranking institutes, including Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500. In 2018, she was the exclusive winner of the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award for Litigation in Sweden.

Mentions

‘Silvia Dahlberg is an excellent lawyer with a good understanding of and interest in technology. She is responsive, genuine and offers firm opinions on the legal issues clients put forward.’ Legal 500, 2024

She masters the details of a case quickly, is able to come up with solution-driven ideas and is always perfectly aware of all the trends and tendencies within Swedish courts in arbitration matters.” Chambers & Partners 2024

‘Silvia is an incredibly gifted and dedicated lawyer. She is both steeped in the law and aware of her client's business concerns. She provides excellent advice in complex commercial disputes.’ Chambers Global 2024

‘Silvia Dahlberg is a terrific lawyer who is thoughtful and business-minded.’ Chambers Global 2024

‘She masters the details of a case quickly, is able to come up with solution-driven ideas and is always perfectly aware of all the trends and tendencies within Swedish courts in arbitration matters.’ Chambers Global 2024

‘She is definitely a superstar in Sweden and beyond.‘ Who’s Who 2023

‘Silvia is a brilliant counsel who possesses outstanding advocacy skills.‘, Who’s Who 2023

‘I admire her profound knowledge not only of international arbitration but international law and business relations as well. This team has a great team spirit and responsiveness, inspired by its leader, Silvia.’ Legal 500 2023

‘Silvia Dahlberg is outstanding.’ Legal 500 2022

‘Silvia Dahlberg is the most professional, dedicated and hardworking lawyer we have worked with and has done a terrific job with our legal cases.’ Legal 500 2021

‘Silvia Dahlberg is a dispute resolution specialist who receives widespread plaudits for her top-tier handling of commercial proceedings under major arbitral rules.’ Who’s Who Legal 2020

‘Silvia Dahlberg is sophisticated and full of knowledge.’ Legal 500 2020

Silvia Dahlberg is described by clients as “Smart. Fast thinker.” - IFLR 1000 2019

Client Choice Award 2018: Exclusive winner Sweden, category litigation 

'Silvia is an extremely professional, competent and stringent litigator.’ Client Choice Award 2018

‘She has a high work capacity; she always delivers on time and never compromises on quality.’ Client Choice Award 2018

‘Silvia is always able to solve her client’s needs; she is an expert in her field.’ Client Choice Award 2018



Education

  • SCC and Swedish Arbitration Association Arbitrator Training Program, 2019
  • King's College, University of London, England, LL M, 2006
  • Gothenburg University, LLM, 2003
  • Gothenburg University, B Sc in Ba and Econ, 2003
  • Université Toulouse I, France, Erasmus, 2001
  • Universität Mannheim, Germany, Erasmus, 2000

Experience

  • Vinge 2006-   
  • Covington & Burling LLP, Washington DC 2011-2012
  • Service at Swedish Courts 2003-2005

Other qualifications

  • Frequently engaged as speaker on dispute resolution topics in Sweden and internationally
  • President of the AIJA International Arbitration Commission, 2021-2023 
  • Vice-President of the AIJA International Arbitration Commission, 2019-2021
  • Board member YAS (Young Arbitrators Sweden) 2019 – 2022
  • Member of local board YAS West (Young Arbitrators Sweden) 2015-2019
  • Board Member of the Gothenburg arbitration and litigation association, 2012-2015
  • Member of the Swedish Bar Association, Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), International Bar Association (IBA), Swedish Women in Arbitration Network (SWAN)

Awards

News

Vinge top ranked in 12 practice areas in Chambers & Partners Europe Guide 2024
News March 14, 2024

Vinge top ranked in 12 practice areas in Chambers & Partners Europe Guide 2024

Thank you to all our clients who provided important feedback in connection with Chambers & Partners'…

Vinge retains top ranking in the Chambers Global Guide 2024
News February 19, 2024

Vinge retains top ranking in the Chambers Global Guide 2024

This year's results of the Chambers & Partners 2024 global rankings have now been published, where w…

Vinge top ranked in 16 practice areas in Legal 500
News April 13, 2023

Vinge top ranked in 16 practice areas in Legal 500

Vinge has been awarded top ranking in 16 out of 20 categories in Legal 500’s rankings for 2023, whic…

Vinge awarded for gender equality work
News June 14, 2019

Vinge awarded for gender equality work

For the seventh time – sixth time in a row – Vinge has won the award as the law firm in Sweden which…

Success for Vinge in Client Choice, Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Chambers Global
News February 19, 2018

Success for Vinge in Client Choice, Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Chambers Global

As Vinge’s partner SOC (the Swedish Olympic Committee) gathers trophies in South Korea we are deligh…

Six new partners at Vinge
Press Release September 06, 2016

Six new partners at Vinge

Vinge strengthens its position through the appointment of six new partners at the Gothenburg and Sto…

Articles

Article September 04, 2015

Counsel Ethics in International Arbitration

InfoTorg Juridik (May 2015)
Article September 18, 2014

Developments in International Arbitration Rules

InfoTorg Juridik (December 2014)