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Robin Oldenstam

Robin Oldenstam

Mannheimer Swartling

Stockholm, SWE

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

Robin is primarily active in the field of international arbitration and has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations under the SCC, the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICDR, Swiss Rules and other rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings. His experience encompasses disputes in a wide range of areas and industries including (amongst other) oil & gas, M&A, licensing, sale of goods, construction, finance and ship-building.

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 with 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 programs for professionals. He is the main author of Mannheimer Swartling’s Guide to Commercial Dispute Resolution and the Swedish chapter of the Practitioners Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration (Oxford University Press) as well as various articles and case notes in professional journals. Robin is also a member of the editorial board for Global Arbitration Review (GAR).

Robin is consistently ranked among the leading individuals in dispute resolution in Sweden by Chambers (band 1), Legal 500, Who’s Who and others. In 2011 he was listed as one of 45 leading individuals in international arbitration in the world under the age of 45 (Global Arbitration Review, “45 under 45”, 2011).

Chambers Europe 2014 quotes a client saying that Robin "is one of the most effective lawyers I've ever seen. He's extremely talented and focused, and delivers on time. He's my first choice for disputes – one of the best in Europe”.


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