Filippa Exelin

Partner, Stockholm



Filippa Exelin specializes in commercial dispute resolution and represents clients in litigation as well as Swedish and international arbitration. She has extensive experience in large-scale disputes in several different industries and areas of law, including energy, infrastructure, antitrust claims, financial institutions, consumer & retail, manufacturing, and insurance. She regularly advises clients facing a potential dispute how to reach a commercial solution and avoid legal proceedings, e.g., in post-M&A disputes and other commercial contract disputes. Filippa has broad experience in construction disputes and regularly advise on ongoing construction projects, mainly complex infrastructure and building projects. Further, her experience includes advise on white-collar issues, such as internal investigations, contacts with the police, preparation for and support during police interrogations with management/employees, and assessment of potential illegal behavior of management/employees and/or contracting parties.

Filippa has been recognized as 'Rising Star' in Dispute Resolution in the Legal 500 EMEA 2023.

Filippa is a legally trained judge. Prior to joining White & Case, Filippa served as a judge within the Swedish judiciary for several years, most recently at the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm, and for two years at a court of first instance in Stockholm. She has also served at the Patent and Market Court of Appeal and the Land and Environment Court of Appeal. Thus, Filippa has extensive experience from the Swedish court system both handling civil and criminal cases. 

Filippa has also worked as an associate with a leading Swedish law firm and been frequently engaged as guest lecturer in 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 re disputes under a EUR 45 million contract (ICC arbitration).

Representing a leading Nordic wind power developer re multiple disputes under several TSAs and SAAs (SCC arbitration).

Representing a JV of multinational constructions companies re disputes under a SEK 4 billion contract (Litigation).

Representing a major international confectionery company against its Italian supplier regarding damages (SCC arbitration).

Representing an international tech company regarding repayment of bonds (SCC arbitration).

Awards and Recognition

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

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