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Thought Leaders

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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Robin is our first port of call"
"One of the leading Swedish practitioners"
"He is a great litigator and lawyer who is experienced as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international cases"
"Robin is one of Sweden's best if not the best arbitration counsel"
"A pleasure to work with and against"


Robin Oldenstam specialises in arbitration and civil litigation and is head of Mannheimer Swartling’s international arbitration practice. He is also the current Swedish member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Between 2010 and 2014 Robin was chairing the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), the leading association for arbitration practitioners in Sweden.

Robin has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations under the SCC, the ICC, UNCITRAL and other rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings. His experience encompasses disputes in a wide range of areas and industries, including oil and gas, M&A, licensing, sale of goods, construction and finance.

Robin also has considerable experience as an arbitrator including a large number of appointments as a sole arbitrator and as chairman in both domestic and international arbitrations, seated in Sweden and abroad. He has served as arbitrator under ad hoc and various institutional rules and in disputes governed by a variety of applicable laws. Robin is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Robin is responsible for the Swedish Bar Association’s mandatory course in trial advocacy and regularly lectures on arbitration and litigation at several university courses and training programmes for professionals. He is the author of various articles in professional journals and is a member of the editorial board for Global Arbitration Review.

Robin is consistently ranked among the leading individuals in dispute resolution in Sweden by Chambers (Band 1), The Legal 500Who’s Who Legal and others. He was listed in Global Arbitration Review’s 2011 feature “45 Under 45”, listing the leading figures in international arbitration under the age of 45.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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