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Pontus Ewerlöf and Martin Rifall Joined the Partnership of Hannes Snellman

30 January 2019

Pontus Ewerlöf, Anna-Maria Tamminen, David Ackebo, and Martin Rifall

Pontus Ewerlöf and Martin Rifall have joined Anna-Maria Tamminen and David Ackebo as Dispute Resolution partners in the Stockholm office, and Antti Järvinen, Anders Bygglin and Kimmo Heikkinen in the Helsinki office. With their arrival, Hannes Snellman’s 30-lawyer strong cross-border Dispute Resolution team in Stockholm and Helsinki can handle a broad array of dispute resolution matters in the Nordics and beyond.

Ewerlöf specializes in arbitration and civil litigation, and heads the Hannes Snellman Dispute Resolution team in Stockholm. He has substantial experience in international and domestic arbitration under the SCC, ICC, LCIA rules and ad hoc proceedings as well as court proceedings in Sweden. Ewerlöf 's experience as counsel encompasses a wide range of areas such as supply, share and asset purchases, construction and real estate, finance, energy, investor-state disputes, agency and distribution, professional and product liability, regulatory issues and insurance. Ewerlöf is also appointed as arbitrator on a regular basis.   

Rifall has extensive experience in court proceedings as well as domestic and international arbitration proceedings. He has acted as counsel for Swedish and foreign companies in inter alia SCC, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations. Rifall has a particular focus on construction disputes, acting as counsel for employers and contractors in large national and international construction projects. He also acts as arbitrator on a regular basis. Rifall also advises clients on all stages of the construction process, including in relation to tender documentation, contract drafting and negotiations. He also regularly lectures on construction law.

The team has experience in both regulatory and civil litigation matters, as well as arbitrations and arbitration related litigation, in industries such as transport, energy, finance, construction, real estate, telecommunications, private equity and international trade. Recent highlights include representing both the Republic of Poland and the Kingdom of Spain in relation to setting aside proceedings before the Svea Court of Appeal, in precedent setting cases following the European Court of Justice’s judgment in Achmea in March 2018.