Johan Svahn


Phone: +46 70 783 21 48
E-mail: [email protected]
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Johan Svahn assists companies as well as its owners with advice within a broad field of operations. Johan has a primary focus on general corporate and contract law, real estate & construction and in particular dispute resolution. He has extensive experience of representing clients in court proceedings as well as Swedish and international arbitration, including dispute resolution under ICC, SCC and FIFA’s regulations as well as ad hoc and mediation proceedings.

Clients describe Johan as

  • experienced within the field, provides pragmatic advice, with high availability with short response times”,
  • analytical, persuasive and commercial” offering
  • very concise legal thinking, deals with the substance of the legal issues, without wasting valuable time on irrelevant or unimportant points

(Quotes from client interviews conducted by independent third-party researchers from Legal 500 EMEA.)


Partner, Born Advokater, 2021–
Partner, Glimstedt 2020–2021
Co-opted Member at Svea Court of Appeal, 2019–2020
Partner, Lundblad Svahn Advokatbyrå, 2015–2020
Partner, Time Advokatbyrå, 2011–2015
Senior Associate, Magnusson Advokatbyrå, 2008–2011
Senior Associate, Glimstedt, 2007–2008
Associate, Glimstedt, 2004–2007
University teacher in procedural law, 2003–2004
Law Clerk, Örebro District Court, 2002–2004

Practice Areas

Swedish Arbitration Association Arbitrator Training Program, 2021–2022
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Mediator Training Program, 2009

LL.B., Stockholm University, 2004
University of Amsterdam Law School, 1999–2000
Swedish Naval Academy, 1994–1995



Ranking & awards

Ranked by Legal 500 EMEA within Dispute Resolution in Sweden (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2021 & 2022)


Swedish Bar Association, 2007
Swedish Arbitration Association