Yohanna Öhrnegård

Partner
  • Gothenburg
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English

Yohanna Öhrnegård is specialized in commercial dispute resolution. She has extensive experience from both Swedish court proceedings and Swedish and international arbitration proceedings. Yohanna also focuses on employment law and heads the employment practice at Vinge in Gothenburg. Her practice covers both traditional and strategic employment law counselling. She frequently advices on employment law issues in connection with acquisitions, transfer of undertakings, dismissals, consultations, high executives and incentive schemes. Yohanna has worked with contentious employment law for over 10 years and has i.a. extensive experience in cases involving attacks on trade secrets.

Mentions

Yohanna Öhrnegård did take the lead in her role and used all resources in the best way and finally won our case. On top off that, it was done in a very personal way which made us feel like friends during a hard time.’ Legal 500 2023

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård has solid knowledge of all kinds of employment law related questions, very responsive and is easy to work with.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård is exceptional in providing solution based commercial advice whilst navigating complex areas of law.’

‘Yohanna Öhrnegård showed, during the entire process, a conviction in our case, making it possible to endure the stress of the conflict.’ Legal 500 2022

Yohanna Öhrnegård is a very intelligent, business savvy, effective lawyer. She understands what is important to the business and always delivers top-quality advice. In addition, a true pleasure to work with.‘ - Legal 500 2020

Yohanna Öhrnegård is ranked as Notable practitioner at IFLR 1000 - IFLR 1000 2020

Yohanna Öhrnegård is praised for 'always delivering above expectations'. - Legal 500 2019

Yohanna Öhrnegård is ranked as Notable practitioner at IFLR 1000 and is described by clients as “Fast thinker.” - IFLR 1000 2019

Business Sectors

Education

  • School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, LLM, 2003

Experience

  • Vinge, 2006-
  • District Court of Gothenburg, Law clerk, 2004-2006
  • Vinge Gothenburg, Trainee, 2004

Awards

Mandates

Mandate October 19, 2020

Vinge has advised the Swedish game studio Sharkmob in connection with the formation of their first game studio abroad

Advokatfirman Vinge has advised the Swedish game studio Sharkmob AB in connection with the formation…

Mandate May 28, 2018

Vinge advises Opus Group in conjunction with issuance of bonds

Opus Group AB (publ) (”Opus”) has issued a so called senior unsecured bond in the amount of MSEK 500…

Mandate January 23, 2017

Vinge has advised Bilia AB (Publ) in connection with a bond issue

Vinge has advised Bilia AB (publ), listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, in conjunction with a tap issue of MS…

Mandate December 05, 2016

Vinge has advised Bilia AB publ

Vinge has advised Bilia AB (publ), listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, in conjunction with a tap issue of MS…

News

Injuries while working from home were not considered occupational injuries SAC case No. 441-22 and 3375-22
News June 29, 2023

Injuries while working from home were not considered occupational injuries SAC case No. 441-22 and 3375-22

Two workers sought medical treatment after suffering dental injuries while working from home. They t…

The employee side has claimed that a notice of termination document is falsified. The Labour Court has ruled on, among other things, the burden of proof – AD 2023 No. 18
News June 29, 2023
Employees in managerial positions and the Swedish Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
News June 29, 2023

Employees in managerial positions and the Swedish Employment Protection Act (1982:80)

The main rule is that the EPA shall apply to all employments in Sweden. However, there are explicit…

Updates in labour migration regulation
News June 29, 2023

Updates in labour migration regulation

On 4 May 2023 the Swedish Government, together with its co-operative party the Sweden Democrats, pre…

Sweden supports Danish annulment action of the EU Minimum Wage Directive
News June 29, 2023

Sweden supports Danish annulment action of the EU Minimum Wage Directive

Considering the Swedish Government’s commitment to preserve the Swedish model, wherein wages are col…

Increased retirement age
News April 11, 2023

Increased retirement age

Since 1 January 2023, according to the EPA, an employee is entitled to remain employed until the age…

Focus on work environment
News April 11, 2023

Focus on work environment

The Swedish Prosecution Authority has raised concerns about an increase in the number of employers a…

Updates in labour migration regulation
News July 01, 2022

Updates in labour migration regulation

In February 2022, the Government presented the bill designated as "Tightened and improved rules on l…

Part-time firefighters have priority right to a higher employment rate AD 2022 No 29
News July 01, 2022

Part-time firefighters have priority right to a higher employment rate AD 2022 No 29

Four firefighters on standby employed according to the so-called RiB agreement, notified their emplo…

The Labour Court: Unlawful blockade warning against Russian-linked ships made by Swedish Dockworkers Union AD 2022 No 33
News July 01, 2022

The Labour Court: Unlawful blockade warning against Russian-linked ships made by Swedish Dockworkers Union AD 2022 No 33

On two occasions, the Swedish Dockworkers Union has warned of a blockade against ships to and from R…

Changes to the Swedish Employment Protection Act and other labour laws
News July 01, 2022

Changes to the Swedish Employment Protection Act and other labour laws

In recent years, the modernisation and reform of Swedish labour law has been a constant topic in the…

New regulation regarding employer’s obligation to provide information and parallel employment
News May 31, 2022

New regulation regarding employer’s obligation to provide information and parallel employment

In March 2022, the Government presented a proposal for a new regulation on extended obligations rega…

Decision from the Government – requirement for authorities to have external whistleblowing functions
News March 17, 2022

Decision from the Government – requirement for authorities to have external whistleblowing functions

On 17 December 2021, the new Whistleblower Act entered into force. The Act requires businesses and a…

What an employer should know about the New Whistleblowing Act
News June 15, 2021

What an employer should know about the New Whistleblowing Act

Why adopt a new Whistleblowing Act when the current act was adopted as late as 2017?

Employer bears burden of lack of clarity regarding dismissal        
News June 15, 2021

Employer bears burden of lack of clarity regarding dismissal        

In a judgment in case AD 2021 no. 14, the Swedish Labour Court has clarified that, if an employer ha…

The Supreme Administrative Court grants leave to appeal regarding comparison month for short-term work
News June 15, 2021

The Supreme Administrative Court grants leave to appeal regarding comparison month for short-term work

At the request of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, the Swedish Supreme Administr…

Extended measures in response to COVID-19
News June 15, 2021

Extended measures in response to COVID-19

As we have previously reported in the newsletter, the Government has pursued various measures to red…

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform
News June 15, 2021

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law refor…

The European Court of Justice restricts a company’s possibility to “buy its way out of” discrimination cases
News June 11, 2021

The European Court of Justice restricts a company’s possibility to “buy its way out of” discrimination cases

The European Court of Justice has clarified in a new judgment the fact that someone who believes the…

New survey of the conditions for working at home during the pandemic
News May 11, 2021

New survey of the conditions for working at home during the pandemic

The work environment has been altered for many employees during the pandemic largely due to the reco…

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers
News June 15, 2018

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

For the sixth time – and the fifth time in a row – Vinge won the award as the law firm in Sweden whi…

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Press Release October 09, 2017

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Yohanna Öhrnegård, Member of The Swedish Bar Association and specialised in dispute resolution, has…

Books

Book August 19, 2015

A Swedish Translation of the Rotterdam Rules, United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea. Svenska Sjörättsföreningen, Skrifter nr. 82, Jure AB 2015