Jacob Frank focuses on Swedish and international arbitration and litigation proceedings. Jacob's recent experience includes, among other things, disputes regarding sales of goods of various kinds, disputes regarding joint ventures, disputes regarding compulsory redemption, disputes regarding share purchase agreements and disputes regarding shareholders agreements. He also has experience of challenge proceedings for the setting aside of arbitration awards before the Svea Court of Appeal. The business areas concerned have ranged widely, from infrastructure and construction to gas and oil industries.
Jacob has previously worked for other law firms and has also been working as a legal clerk/junior judge at the District Court of Stockholm. He joined White & Case in 2019.
Representation of VTB in connection with the restructuring Mechel Group debt (Mechel PAO is one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies) by signing amendments agreements with VTB Bank prolonging the debt maturity of the credit lines by 7 years to March 2027 with the option of an additional three-year extension. Other essential terms, including interest rates and loan collateral, remain unchanged. We have also assisted with various matters pertaining to the sale of Elga Coal Complex as part of the restructuring. The overall restructured debt to Gazprombank and VTB Bank will total 237 billion rubles after Mechel repay part of its debt with proceeds received from the sale of Elga Coal Complex.
Jacob Frank has published several articles in Swedish and international journals, in particular in the area of dispute resolution, including:
"International Arbitration in Sweden: A Practitioner's Guide, Second Edition", Chapter 4: The Arbitration Agreement: Co-author Anders Reldén, Kluwer Law International, 03/09/2021
"The Belgor Case: Towards an Extensive Interpretation and Application of Arbitration Agreements", Co-author Anders Reldén, Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook 2020, Kluwer Law International, 11/13/2020
"Insufficient reasoning — a proper basis for setting aside an award?", Svensk Juristtidning, 2019
"Duty to mitigate and intentional breaches of contract", Svensk Juristtidning, 2018
"Tillräknande av ond tro inom fullmaktsrätten — dags att se bortom behörigheten?", Svensk Juristtidning, 2017
"HD klargör: grov vårdslöshet ingen självständig grund för att åsidosätta en ansvarsbegränsning", Dagens Juridik, 2017/03/15
"Leverantörers rätt till osålt varulager — är det dags att avskaffa den så kallade förfoganderegeln vid uppställt äganderättsförbehåll?", Juridisk Publikation, 2/2016
"The Securities Litigation Review: Sweden", Co-authors David Ackebo och Björn Kristiansson, The Law Reviews 4th ed. 06/2018
"The Securities Litigation Review: Sweden", Co-author David Ackebo, The Law Reviews 3rd ed. 06/201