Niklas Helmer

Counsel, Stockholm

Biography

Niklas Helmer is described as “a very good disputes lawyer with great courtroom experience.” He is noted for being ‘very dedicated and providing clear and honest advice’. He provides a “hands-on and problem-solving approach,” clients say.
Chambers, Legal 500

Overview

Niklas Helmer focuses on Swedish and international arbitration and litigation proceedings and has particular experience in insurance and construction law. He regularly acts for both insurance companies and their policyholders in the Swedish court system.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2010, Niklas served as an associate judge at Svea Court of Appeal and as an assistant judge at a district court.

Bars and Courts
Swedish Bar
Education
LLM
Uppsala University
Languages
English
Swedish

Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Representation of 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.
  • Representation of a Swedish municipality in litigation in Swedish courts regarding tort claims.
  • Representation of a Swedish construction company in litigation proceedings regarding claims following water damage on construction site.
  • Representation of a Nordic insurance company in a dispute regarding claims under an insurance policy.

International Arbitration

  • Representation of one of Sweden's biggest construction companies in an ad hoc arbitration regarding claims under a contract for the construction of a sports arena.
  • Representation of a Swedish construction company in SCC arbitration proceedings regarding inter alia delay claims under a construction agreement.
Awards and Recognition

Chambers Europe/Global 2019 and 2020 Dispute Resolution Sweden 

The Legal 500 2018, 2019, 2020

Dispute Resolution Sweden

The Legal 500 2018, 2019 and 2020 Insurance Sweden