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Kahn Pedersen grows

This autumn we have recruited six new lawyers in order to meet the increased demand for our highly specialised services.

As previously announced, Magnus Ehn (Senior Specialist) and Staffan Malmgren (Legal Technology Officer) have joined us. Magnus has extensive experience as a legal counsel representing the Swedish Competition Authority. Staffan is an experienced lawyer with a background in software engineering and entrepreneurship focusing on issues regarding Legal Tech. Furthermore, associates Cecilia Lindström, Sofia Nordberg, Albin Svensson (as of February 2019) and Lisa Lindeberg Sandahl (as of January 2020) have been recruited. Cecilia has previous experience from another law firm working primarily with IT-law and commercial contracts. Sofia, Albin and Lisa have been recruited straight from their law studies.

”We have a strong and continuous demand for our services. Through our recruitments this autumn – both experienced and more junior lawyers – we will be well prepared to further develop,” says Kristian Pedersen, Partner and CEO of Kahn Pedersen.

Daniel Lundqvist ranked by Chambers in Fintech

The international ranking institute Chambers & Partners has recently published a new ranking of legal advisors within “Fintech”. Daniel Lundqvist, who is a partner at Kahn Pedersen, is one of only four attorneys in Sweden who are ranked individually in the new ranking. According to the rankings, Daniel ”is regarded as ‘one of the up-and-coming stars of the practice area’ and ‘he is really good – he’s innovative and doesn’t stand still’.

“IT-related law, sourcing and data protection in the financial sector is a core area within our Digital practice and we are delighted that Daniel Lundqvist’s knowledge and market position is recognized this way”, says Kristian Pedersen, Managing Director at Kahn Pedersen. “We represent several Swedish banks and insurance companies and we regard Daniel’s ranking as evidence that our legal expertise in this area is market leading. This is completely in line with our general objective of being Sweden’s leading legal advisor in our practice areas”, Kristian Pedersen adds.

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Kahn Pedersen recruits a Legal Technology Office

Staffan Malmgren has joined Kahn Pedersen as Legal Technology Officer. Staffan will be in charge of Kahn Pedersen’s digital tools and processes booth in terms of own development as well as sourcing of existing solutions. In addition, Staffan will be a part of our advisory team within Data Protection and Cyber Security.

Staffan has a background in software engineering and entrepreneurship. He is also a graduated lawyer having been a law clerk with Swedish courts. Staffan has been inquiry secretary for two governmental investigations; the Research Data Inquiry and the Reporting by Business Inquiry. Staffan is a lecturer in Legal Informatics and IT-law with the Law School of Stockholm University. He has also developed the open legal information service lagen.nu.

“The hiring of a Legal technology Officer is natural to Kahn Pedersen since we have a leading Digital practice. Staffan is indeed one of the most merited individuals within the legal tech area in Sweden. The deep and experience-based legal knowledge that Staffan has is necessary for successful development and use of legal tech.”, says Kristian Pedersen, Partner and CEO with Kahn Pedersen.

Magnus Ehn, one of Sweden´s leading public procurement specialists, joins Kahn Pedersen

Magnus joins Kahn Pedersen from the Swedish Competition Authority, where he has acted as a legal counsel representing the Competition Authority in several of its most high profile cases.

Magnus works exclusively with public procurement and is without doubt one of the most experienced procurement litigation lawyers in Sweden.

“We are of course very happy that Magnus joins us to add an extra edge to our already highly specialized procurement practice”, says Kristian Pedersen, Partner at Kahn Pedersen.

Kahn Pedersen wins important procurement case in the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court

Kahn Pedersen has successfully represented Tekniska verken i Linköping AB in a high profile case in the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court. Kahn Pedersen’s team consisted of Kristian Pedersen, Partner, and Johan Falk, Associate.

The key question in the case was to what extent the Swedish legislator has made general principles of EU law applicable to procurements below the EU thresholds and, in particular, to direct awards of contracts not being of cross-border interest.

In its judgment, the Supreme Administrative Court finds that the general principles are in fact applicable to such procurements, but that the requirements deriving from the general principles are not to be interpreted as strictly for direct awards as for other the types of procurement procedures.

 

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