Anders Reldén | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Anders Relden
Anders Relden

Anders Reldén

Partner, Stockholm

T +46 8 506 32 329

T +46 8 506 32 300

E anders.relden@whitecase.com

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“The ‘excellent’ Anders Reldén is ‘widely regarded … as a ‘top litigator’”

Chambers Global 2014

Overview

Anders Reldén is an exceptional litigator whose practice covers Swedish and international commercial arbitration and litigation. His experience includes disputes in a wide range of areas and industries including oil & gas, construction, sale of goods, licensing, insurance and M&A.

Clients who benefit from Anders' insight and experience include Swedish and foreign corporations, including Sweden's three largest construction companies, and listed companies and state entities including the Swedish State and the State of Ukraine. Anders has served as both chairman and party-appointed arbitrator in ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations in complex commercial disputes involving American, Chinese, Finnish, German, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian parties.

A number of publications, including Chambers and The Legal 500, cite Anders as a "top litigator", a leading individual and a leading practitioner in his field. He is one of seven international arbitration partners individually ranked in Chambers Global, and the Firm's particular strength in this area is reflected with a Band One International Arbitration ranking in Chambers Global, one of only two firms worldwide to be recognized in this highest category.

Anders is a regular contributor to professional publications, and is often asked to deliver speeches on various topics related to commercial dispute resolution, as well as regularly giving lectures on arbitration at Stockholm University Law School.

He is an active member of a number of respected professional associations, including the Swedish Society for Construction and Consulting Law, the Swedish Arbitration Association (of which he is a member of the executive committee), the ICDR Young & International, and the International Bar Association.

Prior to joining White & Case in 1999, Anders gained invaluable experience working within the Swedish court system, including four years with Svea Court of Appeal, the main Swedish court of appeal, and two years with a district court. Before that, he was an associate with a Swedish law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Swedish Bar

Education

  • LLM, University of Cambridge
  • LLM, Juris kandidat, University of Uppsala

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English

Experience

An ad hoc arbitration for one of Sweden's biggest construction companies, 2014

Anders represented one of Sweden's biggest construction companies in an ad hoc arbitration regarding claims under a contract for the construction of a sports arena. The matter involved complex construction issues with multiple experts and extensive project documentation.

Representation of a state-owned company, 2014

Anders advised a state-owned company in litigation in the Swedish courts over a dispute relating to the cancellation of an agreement for the administration of real estate.

Litigation following collapse of road, 2014

Anders represented one of Sweden's largest construction companies in major commercial litigation proceedings against the Swedish Transport Administration concerning claims in relation to the collapse of a stretch of road under construction.

Claims under a construction contract, 2013

Anders represented one of Sweden's largest construction companies in Swedish Supreme Court proceedings against a global insurance company regarding claims under a construction contract.

Supreme court tort case, 2013

In a case heard by the Supreme Court, Anders represented a Swedish municipality against substantial tort claims following a fire.

International SCC arbitration, 2012

Anders acted as counsel to an Eastern European gas company in an international SCC arbitration regarding claims under inter alia a purchase agreement and a transit agreement.

Representation of a Swedish municipality, 2011

Anders represented a Swedish municipality in litigation in Swedish courts regarding claims under a construction contract.

Representation of a state-owned real estate company, 2010

Anders represented a state-owned real estate company in arbitration proceedings over claims under a real estate sale and purchase agreement.

Major construction company, 2009

Anders acted as counsel for a major construction company in international arbitration proceedings under ICC rules regarding claims under a construction agreement for the construction of a hospital.

Publications

  • International Arbitration in Sweden. A Practitioner's Guide, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2013, (co-author)
  • Incorporation and Passivity – Entering into Arbitration Agreements under Swedish Law, Between East and West - Essays in Honour of Ulf Franke, JurisNet, 2010, (with Mattias Nilsson)
  • Should the Swedish Arbitration Act Be Internationalized?, Vänbok till Bertil Södermark, Swe, January 2009
  • Forum Shopping, Jurisdiction Disputes and Parallel Procedures; On Arbitration Agreements with Escapes – Especially in Construction Contracts, Juridisk Tidskrift, Swe, April 2008
  • Unfortunate Mistake or Anti-Arbitrational Policy? - A Commentary on the Jurisdiction of Swedish Courts in Arbitral Appeals, Juridisk Tidskrift, Swe, Issue 4, 2005-06

Awards & Recognition

Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and The Legal 500, 2011-2014

"[An] excellent counsel and arbitrator… extremely professional and a very pleasant guy to work with" "A well-established, hard-working lawyer who attracts great clients" "Methodical and very structured, he puts together strategy like a chess player" "Clever, service-minded and hands-on"

Leading Lawyer: Energy and Infrastructure – Disputes , IFLR 1000 2015