about kanter

KANTER is a Stockholm based business law firm focusing on Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution. We are a true partnership conglomerate of lawyers providing our clients with to the point, efficient and sophisticated legal advice.

our story

All our partners, many of whom have been colleagues within the same firm (effectively, the core of our team has been working together for many years), have solid track records with leading law firms in Stockholm as well as in New York ,London and Hamburg. The associates are skilled lawyers, also trained with renowned firms and in-house.

We work in close cooperation with our clients to understand their business and commercial rationale as the basis for our legal services.

Our practice areas are coordinated to provide our clients with integrated teams of lawyers. Combining local and industry focus with an international perspective enables us to swiftly provide high quality practical legal advice to our clients. Partner and senior attention assures availability and efficiency.


KANTER is consistently recognized by independent legal directories such as Chambers & Partners.

“The team is first-rate and also very experienced. We really appreciate their availability, which is 24/7, and they are very quick in their work.” Client testimony in Chambers Europe, 2017, Private Equity

“Compact and dynamic team focusing on mid-market domestic and Nordic deals. An excellent choice for public M&A and private equity mandates”, Chambers Europe, 2015, Corporate/M&A

“The team always does an excellent job, and does its best to conclude transactions smoothly”, Chambers Europe, 2014, Corporate/M&A

“This transactional boutique has an enviable reputation, with sources highlighting the strength of its team and the consistently accurate advice it provides. It excels in public M&A and counts a number of private equity houses among its clients”, Chambers Europe, 2013, Corporate/M&A

“This team is small but doing extremely well in the corporate market”, Chambers Europe, 2012, Corporate/M&A

“This prestigious boutique firm focuses on providing high-level corporate law advice, and it is well established in this area. Sources consistently praise the quality of its practice”, Chambers Europe, 2011, Corporate/M&A


practice areas

corporate / M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions
Private and public transactions are at the core of our practice, from large cross-border deals to smaller acquisitions and sales in the local market. Swedish and non-Swedish multinational industrial companies, private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and up-starts turn to us.
Banking and Finance
Our practice in Banking and Finance provides a broad range of transactional and advisory services, across the entire credit spectrum, on domestic as well as cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition & leveraged finance supporting our Corporate/M&A practice well as debt capital markets, structured finance and derivatives. In addition, we provide regulatory advice to domestic and international credit institutions and investment firms on financial regulatory issues on a continuous basis.
Private Equity
Our work for private equity funds in different transaction segments, in connection with acquisitions, exits, incentive programs and advising portfolio companies on current day-to-day matters, as well as in venture capital transactions, is comprehensive and well reputed.
Capital Markets
We cover all types of products on the capital markets, and have specialists on both stock market regulation and the bond market. We work continuously with issues on information, corporate governance and regulatory matters relevant to the capital markets´ parties, and with transactional services in these markets.
Real Estate
Swedish and international clients, real estate companies and funds, financial actors and property developers use our services, in acquisitions of real estate portfolios as well as single properties, and for current day-to-day advice on matters such as property consortiums, rights, leases, sale and lease-backs and transaction structures.
Energy and Commodities
Our Energy practice focus on the electricity market in the Nordic countries and delivers combined legal experience of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers from across the firm’s many practice areas together with an in-depth understanding of the commercial and technical aspects of the energy industry to bring transactions, regulatory proceedings, and disputes to successful completion. In addition, we have advised clients on energy-linked commodities and derivatives. Our lawyers have industry background and are well connected in the Nordic energy community
Corporate and Commercial Contracts
Corporate issues and commercial contracts, e.g. joint ventures, purchase and supply agreements, manufacture, reseller and distribution agreements, are some areas we advise on.
Competition Law
Transaction related competition law advice are rendered as support to our M&A services.
Labour law advice is given both as part of our M&A services and in day-to-day matters, including i.a. employment contracts, terminations, incentive programs, management remuneration and competition restriction issues.

intellectual property

Trademark and Copyright
We have broad experience of Intellectual Property matters from various fields of businesses, including IP intensive businesses such as media, life science and fashion. Our full-service trademark team handles trademark applications and management of trademark portfolios as well as infringement matters, licensing issues and analyses of trademark portfolios in connection with acquisitions. Our copyright practice covers the many different types of works of art that can be protected such as music, literature and text, film and TV production, art and design. We handle infringement matters and all types of agreements relating to copyright, including licensing, transfer, production and publishing.
We provide advice on all aspects of marketing law, including evaluation of advertisements and other promotional activities and our experience also include specific marketing legislation. We frequently represent our clients in litigations regarding marketing issues under the Marketing Act.
We work with providers of software and SaaS services on a regular basis. We have significant experience of supporting both sellers and buyers of IT services, and have worked on numerous large projects including development, implementation and licensing of software and ancillary agreements such as support and maintenance.

dispute resolution

Litigation and Arbitration
We represent domestic and international clients in commercial disputes in a wide range of industries and businesses. Our team members have considerable experience of domestic court proceedings and national and international arbitration. Members of the team are frequently appointed as arbitrators in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.


our team

Alexander Grägg


@ kntr.se gragg

Amanda Kasa


@ kntr.se kasa



@ kntr.se wistrand

Anton Graffman


@ kntr.se graffman

Axel Jönsson


@ kntr.se joensson


Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se kristiansson

Carolina Lind

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se lind

Caroline Von Heidenstam

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se heidenstam

Charlotta Poehler

Managing Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se poehler

Christina Franzén

Trademark Assistant

@ kntr.se franzen

Claude Unge

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se unge



@ kntr.se werkell

Elin Pettersson


@ kntr.se pettersson

Emmi Eliander


@ kntr.se eliander

Erik Danhard

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se danhard

Felicia Runsiö

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se runsio

On parental leave

Fredrik Elmér

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se elmer

Gabriel Löwander

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se lowander

Helén Landenberg Rämsell

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se landenberg

On parental leave

Jonas Göransson


@ kntr.se goransson

Karl Eklund

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se eklund

Lena Frånstedt Lofalk

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se lofalk

Lennart Kanter

Of Counsel

@ kntr.se kanter

Linn Norberg


@ kntr.se norberg



@ kntr.se stiller

Lovisa Norin

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se norin

Maria Kjellser

Chief Accountant

@ kntr.se kjellser

Maria Lindmalm


@ kntr.se lindmalm

Maria Shamoun

Office Manager

@ kntr.se shamoun

Mats Bendrik

Of Counsel

@ kntr.se bendrik

Michael Krusin

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se krusin

Per Ugge

Managing Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se ugge

Sanna Isaksson

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se isaksson

Sara Malmström

Senior Associate, Advokat

@ kntr.se malmstrom

Tobias Hultén

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se hulten

Ulf Johansson

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se johansson

Urban Båvestam

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se bavestam

Victoria Skoglund

Partner, Advokat

@ kntr.se skoglund






We are constantly looking for talented lawyers to join us. New junior colleagues should be prepared to build a broad understanding of commercial law within all our practice areas, before specialising.

We give you the opportunity to work with sophisticated legal matters in the setting of a smaller sized firm, where you will be an important part from day one.

Summer trainees:

Each summer, we hire summer trainees. Our recruiting process is between November and January each year. The Interviews are ongoing, so please send us your application well in advance.

We believe that meeting with members of our team and visiting our office is the best way to find out more about us. If you are interested in joining us, please send your application to info@kntr.se.

KANTER Advokatbyrå KB
P.O. Box 1435, SE-111 84 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting: Engelbrektsgatan 3
Phone: +46 8 407 37 00, Fax: +46 8 678 12 20