Carler offers its expertise

Our office in central Stockholm has a staff of 22 people, of whom 14 are law graduates. Twelve of the lawyers are partners of the law firm. We also have offices in Paris and Lyon. Our lawyers’ expertise stretches from general business law to specialist areas such as the formation of housing associations, insolvency law, data protection and IPR. Six of the partners are appointed as official receivers in bankruptcy and in recent years we have handled major bankruptcies, such as the airlines Skyways Express and City Airlines, with extensive domestic and international operations. In 2013 we were appointed to manage the bankruptcy of JB Education with 39 schools nationwide. We also administrate large corporate restructurings, of which ice hockey clubs Leksand IF and Timrå IK have been the most high-profile cases.

The team

Anders Sjöstedt

Lawyer

Lawyer 1980. Master of Laws (Cand. Jur.), Stockholm University, 1971. Hövden & Bongenhielm law firm 1971, consultant and administrative manager at Nova Media AB 1971-1977, own practice 1977-1987, Johansson & Sjöstedt law firm 1987-1999, Falk law firm 1999-2000, Fylgia law firm 2000-2007. Carler law firm since 2007.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law and tax law.

Languages: Swedish, English and German

anders.sjostedt@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 216 60 37

Anna Tholander

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2003. Master of Laws (Cand. Jur.), 1983, Stockholm University. Law clerk, Huddinge police district, 1983-84. Company lawyer at Stockholm Energi, 1984-85. Ackordcentralen, 1985-2001. Official receiver in bankruptcy since 1997. Hökerberg & Söderqvist law firm, 2001-2004. Partner of Carler law firm since 2004.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, company reconstructions, liquidations, bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Languages: Swedish and English

anna.tholander@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00

+46 73 984 71 14

Dan Bengtsson

Lawyer

Studied at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, France, 2010. Master of Laws, Stockholm University, 2011. Law clerk, Stockholm district court, 2012-2014. Carler law firm since 2014.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law and litigation.

Languages: Swedish and English

dan.bengtsson@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 21
+46 70 789 12 20

Dana Halabi

Master of laws

Master of Laws, Stockholm University June 2017. Carler law firm since May 2017. Parental leave.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law and litigation.

Languages: Swedish, English and Arabic.

dana.halabi@carler.se

+46 8 522  532 31
+46 70 413 92 15

David Rutegård

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2012. Master of Business Law, Linköping University, 2004. Master of Laws, Stockholm University, 2005. Tribunal secretary, Rent and Tenancy Tribunal in Gävle, 2005. Law clerk, Gävle district court 2006-07. Official receiver in bankruptcy since 2014. Carler law firm since 2008, partner since 2014.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law, real estate law and litigation.

Languages: Swedish and English

david.rutegard@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 22
+46 70 747 37 41

Erik Åberg

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2015. Master of Laws, Stockholm University, 2010. Law clerk, Uppsala district court, 2011–2013. Kriström law firm, 2013–2018. Partner of  Carler law firm since 2018.

Specialist fields: Property law, landlord-tenant law, construction contract law, business law and litigation.

Languages: Swedish and English

erik.aberg@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00

+46 70 396 72 55

Fredrik Wennerstrand

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2011. Master of Laws, Uppsala University, 2006. Swedish Tax Agency 2006. Legal associate and lawyer at Lars Berlin law firm and af Petersens law firm 2006-2014. Partner of Carler law firm since 2014.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, labour law, property law, landlord-tenant law, tax law and economic criminal law.

Languages: Swedish and English

fredrik.wennerstrand@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 87 29 285

Karl-Fredrik Björklund

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 1999. Master of Laws (Cand. Jur.), Stockholm University, 1993. Master of European Law, Queen Mary, University of London, 1996. Law clerk, Nacka district court, 1993-1995. Legal associate and lawyer at Wilow & Pethrus law firm, Advokatkollegiet and Wesslau & Partners law firm, 1996-2000. Chief legal officer at Know IT AB (publ) and company lawyer at Global IP Sound AB and Cogent IPC AB, 2000-2003. Own practice, 2003-2004. Partner of Carler law firm since 2004.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, employment law, real estate law, IT law, data protection regulation (i.e. the application of the Personal Data Act) and dispute resolution.

Languages: Swedish, English and French

karl-fredrik.bjorklund@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+ 46 70 668 47 40

Lennart Olsson

Lawyer

Lawyer, 1989. Master of Laws (Cand. Jur.), Uppsala University, 1980
Föreningsbankernas Förbund, 1981. Law clerk, Uppsala district court,
1981 – 1983. Bank lawyer Handelsbanken, 1983 – 1987. Legal associate at Hökerberg & Söderqvist law firm, 1987 – 1992. Official receiver in bankruptcy since 1990. Partner of Delphi law firm, 1992 – 2002
Partner of Nordia law firm, 2002 – 2017. Partner of Carler law firm, 2017 – 2018.

Specialist fields: Business law, corporate restructuring, insolvency law and bankruptcy law.

Languages: Swedish and English

lennart.olsson@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+46 73 358 12 74

Linda Schenholm

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2015. Master of Laws Stockholm University 2000. Law clerk Gävle district court 2001-2003. Enforcement officer at the Swedish Enforcement Agency in Stockholm 2003-2008. Lawyer and official receiver in bankruptcy at Ackordscentralen Stockholm AB 2008-2013. Legal associate and lawyer at Nordia law firm 2013-2015. Partner of Carler law firm since 2016.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law and litigation.

Languages: Swedish and English

linda.schenholm@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 570 44 21

Mats Emthén

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 1994. Master of Laws (Cand. Jur.), Stockholm University, 1981. District court service, 1982-1984. Bank lawyer, Föreningsbanken Stockholm, 1984-1987 and Första Sparbanken, 1987-1989. Ackordscentralen, Stockholm, 1989-1991. Partner of Wallander law firm, Signum law firm and Glimstedt law firm 1992-2001. Official receiver in bankruptcy since 1993. Partner of Carler law firm since 2002. Vice chairman of the Swedish Institute for corporate restructuring (IFFR).

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, corporate reconstruction, bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Languages: Swedish and English

mats.emthen@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 554 54 24

Niklas Emthén

Lawyer

Lawyer 2016. Studied at Universität Innsbruck, Austria, 2005, and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2010. Master of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics, Uppsala University, 2011. Lindahl law firm, 2011-2013. Law clerk, Swedish Enforcement Agency and Stockholm district court, 2013-2015. Carler law firm since 2015.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law, property law and litigation.

Languages: Swedish, English and German

niklas.emthen@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 854 54 40

Nils Åberg

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2009. Studied at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, 1998. International Legal English Certificate, Cambridge University. Studies in law and trade law, Lund University, 1999-2004. Master of Laws, Lund University, 2004. Law clerk, Alingsås district court, 2004-2006. Carler law firm since 2006, partner since 2010.

Board member of TMA Sweden (Turnaround Management Association)

Secretary of the Swedish Institute for corporate restructuring (IFFR)

Board member of Insol Europe

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law and litigation.

Languages: Swedish and English

nils.aberg@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 15
+46 70 545 21 25

Peter Eriksson

Lawyer

Lawyer 2014. Official receiver in bankruptcy since 2017. Carler law firm since 2010. Master of Laws, Uppsala University, 2010. Studies in Business Economics, Stockholm University 2010.

Specialist fields: Swedish and international business law, insolvency law, company law, contract law, property law, construction contract law and dispute resolution.

Languages: Swedish and English

peter.eriksson@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 545 21 76

Rikard Stjernholm

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2008. Master of Laws, Uppsala University, 2001. Law clerk at Sollentuna district court, 2001 – 2003. Clerk, Swedish Bar Association, 2004 -2005. Kriström law firm, 2005 – 2018. Partner of Carler law firm since 2018.

Specialist fields: Property law, landlord-tenant law, construction contract law, business law and processes.

Languages: Swedish and English

rikard.stjernholm@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 567 13 77

Sören Birkeland

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 2001. Master of Laws (Cand. Jur.), Stockholm University, 1983. Lawyer, the Swedish Homeowners’ Association 1982-1987. Lawyer, SBC Housing association organisation, 1987-1997. Carler law firm from 1997. Partner of  Carler law firm since 2003.

Specialist fields: Property law, tenancy law, housing association law and association law. Long-standing experience of property acquisition with the conversion of tenancy apartments into housing associations. Licensed by the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning to issue attestations for financial plans.

Languages: Swedish and English

soren.birkeland@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 604 47 20

Torbjörn Thalinsson

Lawyer / Partner

Lawyer 1987. Master of Laws (Cand. Jur.), Uppsala University, 1979. District law clerk, Mellankommunala Skatterätten and Norrtälje district court, 1980-82. Union lawyer, LRF konsult 1983, Lebenberg law firm 1984-1990, partner of Nyberg & Thalinsson law firm, 1990-1996, partner of Kriström law firm, 1997–2017. Partner of Carler law firm since 2018. Lawyer at the Swiss Embassy in Stockholm, director of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

Specialist fields: Business law, specializing in owner-led companies, property-related law, dispute settlement and processes, directorships.

Languages: Swedish and English.

torbjorn.thalinsson@carler.se

+46 8 522 532 00
+46 70 570 44 21

Berit Gustafsson

Secretary to (primarily) Anna Tholander, Karl-Fredrik Björklund,
Sören Birkeland, Fredrik Wennerstrand and David Rutegård

berit.gustafsson@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 23

Carina Christiansson

Secretary to (primarily) Linda Schenholm, Mats Emthén and Nils Åberg

carina.christiansson@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 14

Caroline Larsson

Secretary to (primarily) Torbjörn Thalinsson, Rikard Stjernholm and Erik Åberg

caroline.larsson@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 14

Jenny Gustafsson

Accountant

jenny.gustafsson@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 29

Totte Kahn

Controller, administrator of bankruptcies.

totte.kahn@carler.se
+46 8 522 532 24
+46 70 181 22 12

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From left to right: Auna, Esse and Linn

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