Sandart & Partners Advokatbyrå KB

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“Distinguished and highly renowned”, Sandart & Partners is a prime pick for complex patent litigation. “Its lawyers work with in-house counsel and each other exceptionally well”; and when it comes to quality, client service and proactivity, “they are definitely in the top tier”. The side absolutely dominates in cutting-edge pharmaceutical disputes, where Peter Sande and Dag Sandart are the marquee names. “If there is even a sniff of a dispute in the air, your first choice should be Peter,” insists one market commentator. “He is undoubtedly the best patent litigator in Sweden, with the ability to recognise the most important details in complicated disputes. He may be softly spoken, but he is razor sharp; you definitely want him on your side in the courtroom.” “Dag is a major competitor who can answer the toughest patent questions in contractual and contentious matters with ease.” He comes in for additional praise alongside Julia Ericsson: “They are both super-dynamic and have an impressive ability to understand the technical data and general information, despite the complex nature of the cases they handle. They have an excellent work ethic and their legal opinions are outstanding.” Ericsson’s pharmaceutical, medical technology and software clients also benefit from her extensive regulatory know-how. Another dyed-in-the-wool litigator, Anders Kylhammar has a vibrant and versatile contentious practice, which means that he solves legal problems holistically and handles multi-faceted disputes with flair. Rounding off the troop is Karin Westerberg, a tenacious advocate whose “diligence, excellent care for details and flexibility exceed all expectations”.

Firm Profile

Sandart & Partners is a business law firm with expertise in litigation, dispute resolution and contracts. Many of the firm’s clients are companies in industries where intellectual property and knowledge are in focus. The firm also provides advice and represents clients in marketing law matters, competition law matters and regulatory matters.

  • Number of partners: 8
  • Number of lawyers: 11
  • Languages: English, Swedish and German

Intellectual property

Sandart & Partners works in all fields of intellectual property: patents, copyright, designs, trademarks and company names. It is one of the few law firms in Sweden that regularly handles disputes across the entire IP field. In addition, the firm has extensive experience in dealing with IP contracts. This edge means that the firm is consistently recognised as one of Sweden’s leading law firms when it comes to intellectual property. The firm’s clients are large and medium-sized companies in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, telecommunications and other high-end technology, as well as companies in retail business. The firm also represents rights holders from the music, arts and literature industries.

Patent litigation

Sandart & Partners is continuously ranked as one of Sweden's leading law firms in patent law.

Clients are mainly large and medium-sized national and international companies. The firm represents clients in all fields of technology, in particular in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, telecommunications, mechanical and automotive engineering. Several of the companies are world leaders in their respective areas.

The firm assists in enforcing patent rights in court infringement proceedings, as well as represents clients in nullity proceedings. Furthermore, the firm defends clients that are alleged to infringe patent rights. The firms patent law specialists have many years of experience of Swedish and pan-European patent disputes. Through a well-established network of patent engineers, the firm’s specialists have the opportunity to successfully assist with legal proceedings relating to all complex technologies.

The firm also provides advice in ownership, strategic and regulatory matters. Furthermore, it possesses expert knowledge in competition law issues relating to patents, including in relation to the application of industry specific standards.

Litigation and dispute resolution

Sandart & Partners represents clients in courts of law and in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation. The firm has extensive experience in handling complex commercial disputes on a national and international scale. The firm also represents clients in other business disputes, such as contractual and claims disputes. Many of the firm’s lawyers have previously served as law clerks and held other positions in Swedish courts.

Marketing law

Sandart & Partners represents clients in a variety of industries – including pharmaceutical and food industries – in regulatory matters and marketing law litigation. Several of the firm’s lawyers have long experience of marketing law issues. The firm is often engaged at the planning stages of new advertising campaigns and product launches, to constructively contribute to the adherence to relevant regulations.

Transactions and contracts

Sandart & Partners assists clients with business transactions, by drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements. The firm advises technology and innovation-intensive companies and organisations, in transactions entailing IP considerations. Further, Sandart & Partners often participates in the preparation and negotiation of licensing, distribution, cooperation, research and development agreements, as well as agreements in the field of information technology and telecom. Agreements and business transactions often involve company law in one way or another – for instance, when a new company is formed, or new partners join an existing company.

Regulatory issues

Sandart & Partners advises clients on regulated products and services such as pharmaceuticals and food stuff. In these contexts, the firm also represents clients before the authorities and courts. The issues may concern marketing authorisations and permits, market access, parallel imports or product regulations. The firm’s lawyers have solid experience in providing other regulatory advice, including privacy and protection of personal data.

Competition law

Sandart & Partners focuses on competition law issues relating to IP rights and has successfully represented clients in several litigations where these issues have been addressed. In addition, the firm’s lawyers assist with competition law analysis of contracts and business strategies and represent clients in disputes concerning claims of abuse of dominant position and anti-competitive agreements.

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