Filippa Exelin

Partner, Stockholm


‘Rising Stars: Europe’s Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers’, International, 2024

‘Next Generation Partner’ Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

‘Rising Star’ Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA, 2023


Filippa Exelin is an expert in commercial dispute resolution, representing clients in litigation and Swedish and international arbitration. She has extensive experience in major disputes in a variety of industries and areas of law, including construction, energy, infrastructure, antitrust, financial institutions, M&A, consumer & retail, manufacturing and insurance. Filippa regularly advises on ongoing projects, particularly complex infrastructure and construction projects. Her experience also includes advising on white-collar crime issues such as risk assessments, internal investigations, police liaison, preparing for and assisting in police interviews with management/employees and assessing potential unlawful conduct by management/employees and/or counterparties.

Prior to joining White & Case, Filippa spent several years as a judge in the Swedish judiciary, most recently at the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm, and prior to that, for two years at a court of first instance in Stockholm. As a result, Filippa has extensive experience of the Swedish court system, dealing with both civil and criminal cases.

She has also worked as an associate in a leading Swedish law firm and has been a frequent guest lecturer on corporate law at Uppsala University Law School and Stockholm University Law School.

Filippa is a board member of SWAN - Swedish Women in Arbitration Network.

Bars and Courts
Sweden, Advokat
Juris kandidat
Uppsala University
Master courses
University of Minnesota Law School




Her recent experience includes:

Representing a multinational company in a EUR 400 million damages dispute (Litigation).

Representing a leading European wind power developer regarding disputes under a EUR 45 million turbine supply contract (ICC arbitration).

Representing a leading Nordic wind power developer regarding multiple disputes under several turbine supply and service agreements (SCC arbitration).

Representing a joint venture of multinational constructions companies regarding disputes under a SEK 4 billion infrastructure contract (Litigation).

Representing a global company with advice in connection with police investigations where an employee of the company have been suspected of criminal conduct, including contacts with the Swedish police and support before and during police interviews with management.

Representing an international bank in actions against a company with criminal connections suspected of trying to use the bank's services for criminal activities and provided advice on money laundering issues and assisted in the direct interactions with Swedish and American law enforcement and financial authorities.

Representing an international investment company in actions against former management of a portfolio company for criminal misconduct and breach of commitments of confidentiality and non-competition.

Awards and Recognition

'Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers', International, 2024

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 – Next Generation Partners – Dispute Resolution, Sweden

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 – Individual Mention – Construction,

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 – Rising Star – Dispute Resolution, Sweden

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 – Individual Mention – Construction, Sweden