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Legal opinion in an unusual and important civil action adjudicated by the Stockholm District Court in a judgement on 19 June 2019

On 19 June 2019, Stockholm District Court passed a judgement in a publicly recognized and unusual civil action concerning a union’s qualification to represent its members.

In the case, a large number of cabin crew employees of the airline SAS had sued their trade union, Unionen, because Unionen had accepted an amended retirement age for the cabin crew employees through a collective bargaining agreement during SAS’ economic crisis in 2012. The court rejected the action by the cabin crew employees in all aspects. Jan-Mikael Bexhed partner of Calissendorff Swarting issued a legal opinion in the case, on behalf of Unionen.

Axel Calissendorff appointed chair of the Education Committee of the Swedish Bar Association

Axel Calissendorff has been appointed chair of the Education Committee of the Swedish Bar Association. Among other duties, the Education Committee has the overall responsibility for the educational activities of the Swedish Bar Association, and is the body that adjudicates appeals relating to failed bar examinations by prospective attorneys.

Odd Swarting and Camilla Appelgren contribute to the Seventh Edition of the Life Sciences Law Review

The seventh edition of the Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 34 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Odd and Camilla have contributed with the Swedish chapter.

Judgement by the Swedish Supreme Court (March 2019)

Calissendorff Swarting partner Odd Swarting together with special counsel Alexander Besher and associate Johanna Forsberg, have represented the winning party in a case regarding a challenge of an arbitration award. The matter was adjudicated by the Swedish Supreme Court in a judgement rendered 20 March 2019. 

Calissendorff Swarting achieves top rankings in Chambers Europe 2019

We hare honored to share that five of our partners are acknowledged with top rankings within their respective field and that the firm is recognized as a leading firm within its Life Sciences practice area in the 2019 edition of Chambers Europe – a list of Europe’s best lawyers and law firms.

Judgement by the Swedish Supreme Court (June 2018)

Calissendorff Swarting litigation partner Einar Wanhainen has represented the winning party in a dispute adjudicated by the Swedish Supreme Court in an award rendered 13 June 2018. The dispute was about professional liability for a member of the Swedish Bar Association and will be an important precedent for other professional liability cases.