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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jakob Ragnwaldh is singled out as "one of Sweden's top investment arbitration specialists" and "an outstanding professional".


Jakob Ragnwaldh is a partner in Mannheimer Swartling’s dispute resolution group. He has represented clients in more than 100 arbitrations, including under the auspices of the SCC, the ICC, ICSID, HKIAC, VIAC and the Swiss Rules. He also regularly represents clients in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Jakob Ragnwaldh has acted in cases involving the laws of Sweden, Finland, China, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Italy, Albania and the United States. He has extensive experience in complex international arbitration matters and his expertise covers a wide range of fields, such as energy, natural resources, telecommunications, engineering and construction, trade and sales contracts, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, licence agreements, distributorships and agencies. Jakob Ragnwaldh regularly sits as an arbitrator, such as under the rules of the SCC, the ICC, the Swiss Rules, HKIAC, CIETAC and FAI.

He regularly represents clients in investment treaty arbitrations and advises clients on matters of investment protection and international law.

Jakob Ragnwaldh serves as vice chair of the board of the SCC and chaired the SCC Rules revision committee resulting in the 2017 SCC Rules. He is the former chairman of the executive board of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA).

Jakob Ragnwaldh is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences in the field of international arbitration. He is a co-editor of the treatise International Arbitration in Sweden – a Practitioner’s Guide (Kluwer 2013). Jakob Ragnwaldh teaches at Stockholm University and the Swiss Arbitration Academy and is a member of the editorial board of Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine.

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