About Ekenberg & Andersson Law Firm
Your partner in the field of Swedish and international commercial law
Ekenberg & Andersson Advokatbyrå was founded in the year 2005 and is located in the heart of Stockholm. Through the years Ekenberg & Andersson has offered qualified and tailored legal advice in all areas of commercial law. Our clients include small as well as medium and large Swedish and foreign companies and company groups.
Our knowledge and experience in the field of commercial law enables us to combine the personal service and flexibility of a smaller law firm with the experience and breadth of a larger firm. This, in turn, allows us to customise our services to meet our clients’ individual requirements whilst simultaneously offering high-quality, professional advice in legally complex situations.
General Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to all services provided to clients by Ekenberg & Andersson Advokatbyrå Stockholm AB, 556997-6177 (the “Law Firm”), unless otherwise provided by specific written agreement. The Swedish Bar Association’s code of conduct also applies to the services provided by the Law Firm. When you engage us you are deemed to have accepted these general terms and conditions.
The Law Firm will, within the framework of Swedish law and the code of conduct established by the Swedish Bar Association, use its best efforts to protect your interest. This means, inter alia, that engagements will be carried out with care, accuracy and due timeliness, and considering that you are not burdened with unnecessary costs.
The Law Firm’s lawyers usually work in teams to provide you the expertise and resources required in each matter. One of the Law Firm’s partners (or advocates) are always designated as Client Manager and has overall responsibility for the Law Firm’s services to you. However, the scope of the engagement is a contract between you and the Law Firm, and not with any individual associated with the Law Firm. The Law Firm’s staff do not have any personal liability to you, except as provided by mandatory law.
2 Fees and expenses
Fees are determined in accordance with the rules of the Swedish Bar Association and are determined based on several factors such as time spent, the complexity of the work, the qualifications, experience and resources required, the amounts involved, the risks assumed by the Law Firm, time constraints and the result achieved. The basis for the charge is based on the Law Firm’s hourly fee, which you are informed of in connection to adoption of an assignment. The minimum charge for a single action taken is 15 minutes (0,25 hours). All fees are exclusive of value added tax and similar taxes, which are charged in accordance with applicable law. In addition to our fees we charge for necessary and reasonable expenses.
The expenses may include registration fees, registry search fees, examination fees, fees of other advisers and professionals, courier expenses, travelling costs and costs for accommodation.
In litigation and arbitration, the losing party can be obliged to pay the expenses of the winning party (including costs for legal representation). It however occurs that the expenses of the winning party are not fully compensated by the other party. Irrespective of whether you are the winning or losing party, you must make full payment for services rendered by the Law Firm and expenses incurred when representing you in litigation or arbitration.
If the assignment concerns a dispute, the Law Firm will assist you with an application for making use of legal costs and expenses insurance, when such insurance can be utilized. If our fees and expenses are to be partially financed by your legal costs and expenses insurance, you must still pay our fees and expenses to the extent they exceed whatever is paid out under the insurance. Such part that you must pay can be deductibles, part of the Law Firm’s hourly fee that exceeds hourly fee applied by the insurance company, part of the Law Firm’s fees that exceeds any cap for the insurance compensation or amount that by any reason is not covered by the insurance company. If obligation to repay any amount to the insurance company arises, for example, in connection to that you are the winning party and the other party shall reimburse you for your costs, you must pay the amount required by the insurance company regardless of whether the claim is raised against the Law Firm or you.
The Law Firm reserves the right to request advance payment before we commence any work. The advance payment is handled as client funds and will be used to settle future invoices.
The Law Firm usually invoice monthly, and payment of the invoices is due within ten days of the invoice date. Penalty interest is charged in accordance with the Swedish Interest Act (Sw: räntelagen (1975:635)).
Instead of issuing an invoice for all fees accrued during the relevant period, the Law Firm may issue an invoice on account, to partially cover the accrued fee. Invoicing on account is applied especially when our fees and costs are partially financed by legal costs and expenses insurance. The purpose of the invoice on account is to, partially or fully, cover the part of fees and expenses that you have to pay and that is not paid by the insurance company. When invoicing on account has been applied, the invoices on account will be deducted from later interim or final invoice containing accrued time and fee.
The Law Firm is legally obliged in some cases to provide information to the tax authorities on your VAT registration number and the value of the services we have provided to you. By engaging the Law Firm, you are deemed to have accepted that we will provide such information to the tax authorities in accordance with current regulations.
The Law Firm’s legal advice is tailored to our accumulated knowledge and expertise, and the facts presented to us. However, the Law Firm can never guarantee a given outcome in litigation or otherwise. Unless agreed otherwise in writing, our advice does not include advice in either tax or potential tax consequences.
The Law Firm acts in accordance with the code of conduct established by the Swedish Bar Association. Confidentiality will be fully respected unless the Law Firm is required by law to disclose certain information. When an engagement has become publicly known, the Law Firm may announce our participation for marketing purposes, such as our website and social media. Such announcement may only contain information about an engagement that is already in the public domain. If deemed necessary, we will ask for your consent before disclosing the information.
7 Intellectual property rights
The copyright and other intellectual property rights to work products vest in the Law Firm. You only have the right to use such work products for the purpose for which they were provided.
8 Cooperation with other advisers
The Law Firm is pleased to help you to identify and instruct other advisers for particular issues. If we instruct, engage and/or work together with other advisers, any such advisers will be considered to be independent of us and we assume no responsibility or liability for recommending them to you or advice given by them. The Law Firm is not responsible for fees or expenses charged by such advisers.
9 Documents and archiving
The Law Firm does not undertake any assignments regarding storage of original documents. Original documents are always returned to you, at the latest, in connection with termination of the engagement. The Law Firm will keep copies of documents and work products in accordance with Swedish law and the code of conduct established by the Swedish Bar Association.
10 Limitation of liability
The Law Firm’s liability for loss or damage caused to you as a consequence of error or negligence on our part in performing our work is limited to a sum equal to five times the fee paid for the relevant matter. The Law Firm’s liability is also limited to the Law Firm’s obligatory liability insurance. The Law Firm’s liability shall be reduced by all amounts that may be obtained under any insurance maintained by or for you or any contract or indemnity to which you are a party or beneficiary.
11 Govering law and jurisdiction
These general terms and conditions and any specific terms for the engagement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of Sweden. Regarding disputes between a consumer and the Law Firm, the consumer has the right, if an amicable solution has not been reached, to have the matter tried by the consumer dispute resolution board of the Swedish Bar Association. Read more about the dispute resolution board here. A consumer is a physical person, who acts in relation to purposes outside business or professional operations. Disputes shall otherwise be adjudicated by the District Court of Stockholm as the court of first instance.
12 Processing of personal data
Work at Ekenberg & Andersson
Ekenberg & Andersson assist Swedish and foreign clients throughout the entire sphere of commercial law. We offer the challenges and the freedom required to provide our employees with the opportunity for on-going professional and personal growth within the company. Together, we make up a law firm with wide-ranging expertise that enables us to meet every client’s need for advice on matters of commercial law.
For questions regarding employment or internships, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the student
Ekenberg & Andersson offer summer trainee vacancies every year, so if you are approaching the end of your studies and are interested in gaining an insight into the operations of a law firm, you are welcome to send us an application. We also advertise these positions separately every spring.
A natural or legal person which has employed the services of Ekenberg & Andersson.
A natural person who represents, is employed by, or is connected to a legal person that is or intend to be a client.
A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
The controller is Ekenberg & Andersson Advokatbyrå Stockholm AB, org.no. 556997–6177.
An identified or identifiable natural person.
A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
1 INFORMATION FOR THE DATA SUBJECTS
1.1 Lawfulness and purpose of processing
Ekenberg & Andersson solely processes personal data: (i) to establish whether a conflict of interest is at hand, (ii) for investigations in accordance with rules concerning money laundering, (iii) to perform and administer the services Ekenberg & Andersson provide, (iv) to protect the client’s interests, (v) for marketing purposes, (vi) for accounting and invoice purposes, and (vii) for recruitment purposes.
The personal data are processed for compliance with legal obligations, for the performance of a contract, for the purpose of a legitimate interest or in the public interest.
Ekenberg & Andersson solely processes special categories of personal data when processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Ekenberg & Andersson solely discloses personal data: (i) pursuant to an agreement with the data subject, (ii) when it is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or (iii) when it is necessary for the completion of an obligation according to law or to comply with the decision of an authority.
2 INFORMATION FOR CONTACT PERSONS
2.1 Personal data and collection
Ekenberg & Andersson solely collects personal data that are necessary with regard to the assignment and the contact person in question. The personal data are collected directly form you or your employer.
The categories of the personal data collected are first name, last name, employment or assignment, workplace phone number and workplace e-mail address.
2.2 Lawfulness and purpose of processing
Ekenberg & Andersson solely processes personal data: (i) to establish whether a conflict of interest is at hand, (ii) to perform and administer the services Ekenberg & Andersson provide, (iii) for investigations in accordance with rules concerning money laundering, (iv) for marketing purposes, and (v) for accounting and invoice purposes. The personal data are processed for compliance with legal obligations, for the performance of a contract or for the purpose of a legitimate interest.
Ekenberg & Andersson solely discloses personal data pursuant to an agreement with the contact person or if it is necessary for the completion of an obligation according to law or to comply with the decision of an authority.
The personal data is stored: (i) in accordance with article 7.12.2 Code of Conduct of the Swedish Bar Association, all documents, including personal data, are stored for 10 years after the assignment is finished, or longer if the nature of the assignment demands it, (ii) in accordance with the Swedish Accounting Act (bokföringslagen (1999:1078)) for seven years, (iii) in accordance with rules concerning money laundering and taxation, (iv) up to a year after the assignment is finished unless the data subject or the contact person has requested limitation or erasure concerning personal data stored for marketing purposes, or (v) up to 12 months after recruitment or the receival of a voluntary job application.
Personal data will only be transmitted to Ekenberg & Andersson’s data processors: (i) IT-company which client-, time- and invoice system Ekenberg & Andersson use, (ii) IT-company which e-mail system Ekenberg & Andersson use, and (iii) consultants hired by the client or by Ekenberg & Andersson per the client’s request.
Information regarding processing of personal data or a copy thereof can be requested form Ekenberg & Andersson without extra cost. Ekenberg & Andersson has the right to charge an administration fee for frequent requests for copies. Per request or on its own accord Ekenberg & Andersson will erase or rectify personal data. Per request or because of an objection Ekenberg & Andersson will restrict the processing of personal data, if possible erase personal data according to the right to be forgotten, transmit the personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format and transmit data to another controller, where technically feasible.
Ekenberg & Andersson uses Google Analytics for collection of anonymous statistics regarding information about how visitors interface with the webpage in order till develop Ekenberg & Andersson’s web-based services and information. Cookies can be blocked by changing the web-browser’s settings.
If you are discontent with Ekenberg & Andersson’s processing of personal data, you may lodge a complaint with the Swedish Data Protection Authority or the supervisory authority in the country where you work or live.
For questions regarding Ekenberg & Andersson’s processing of personal data please contact
Thomas Ekenberg, Partner
08-463 07 50,
International Lawyers Network (ILN)
ILN is one of the world’s largest commercial law networks, comprising 91 high-quality law firms with over 5,000 lawyers worldwide. Through ILN, Ekenberg & Andersson can offer cost-effective, expert legal services in all major business centres around the world.
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
IPBA – an association of lawyers and corporate lawyers who primarily practice in Asia and the Pacific region. The organisation is the world leader with regard to Asian legal systems and conducting business in Asia, with around 1,400 affiliated lawyers in 65 countries worldwide. Due to Ekenberg & Andersson’s active involvement in the organisation we can provide our clients with an extensive network of contacts in the region.
International Bar Association (IBA)
IBA works at an international level to reform and develop the legal profession. The organization’s goals include supporting national bar associations, particularly those currently being built up, and to promote human rights worldwide.