I have more than 30 years’ experience of legal work, including a shorter period as general counsel at a Dutch based Venture Capital company. My practice was initially focused on copyright and litigation, where I represented some of the world’s most renowned artists in copyright infringement cases. I also appeared in numerous cases before Swedish courts and in national and international arbitration for a wide variety of clients. For the last 20 years I have specialized in domestic and international transactional work, primarily transactions in which IP is a vital component. Transaction where I can use my IP background in assisting clients in developing their businesses. I represent owners, companies and private equity firms.
I was the managing partner of Lindahl Stockholm from 2013 to 2018, chairman of Lindahl Sweden during 2018 and have since 2019 been managing partner of Westerberg & Partners. I have a passion for leadership and the underlying forces which make an organization thrive. I’m the author of “Medvetet Ledarskap – att förändra en företagskultur” (Ekerlids Förlag).
Recent transactions regarding IP rights include acting for OKQ8 AB, one of Sweden’s largest fuel companies, in its partnership with Neste regarding renewable diesel; acting for shareholders of Trimb Holding AB in Karo Pharma Aktiebolag´s acquisition of all the shares of Trimb; acting for Karo Pharma in its acquisition of the remaining European rights pertaining to the Pevaryl® brand portfolio from Cilag GmbH International, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; acting for the shareholders of Infobric AB in Summa Equity´s acquisition all the shares in Infobric; acting for Infobric in its acquisition of one of Sweden’s largest telematics companies, TelliQ AB, a provider of software and hardware for attendance systems, access control, asset monitoring, and energy efficiency on construction sites; acted for OKQ8 in its acquisition of iWash AB, acting for the shareholders of PodMe AB, operating a platform for podcasts, in its capital funding from among others Schibsted, and acting for the shareholders of Vinden AB, operating a platform for and providing on demand storage, in its capital fundings.
Other recent work highlights include; acting for Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) on the financial restructuring of Nynas AB and; acting for Solar A/S concerning the acquisition of selected parts of Onninen AB’s Swedish business activities from Finnish Kesko Corporation.
Other: Chairman of SeaTwirl AB (publ)
Publications: Author of ”Medvetet Ledarskap – Att förändra en företagskultur”. I have also written and participated in numerus articles including “The Devil is in the Details” Acquisition of Shares on Cash Free and Debt Free Basis for which I 2010 was awarded Carl Henrik Witts award for the best article in the Journal Balans (published by FAR, the Swedish industry organization for auditors and financial advisors).
Recent recognition includes:
“Productive, down-to-earth and a good problem solver“ (Chambers Europe)
“He is very business-minded and solves problems and is very creative and involved in everything he does.” (Chambers Europe)