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Mattias Hedwall

Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB


Mattias Hedwall heads the International Commercial & Trade Group in Stockholm and has previously for six years held the role as global head of this group at Baker McKenzie. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1996 and has more than two decades of legal experience. Mattias has for many years been on the Stockholm office’s board of directors and is currently the Chairman of the Board.

Mattias has authored a number of articles on Swedish and International Business and Commercial law, and has published a handbook on commercial contracts. He gives presentations and trainings on focus areas where he is experienced. Mattias supervises the Baker McKenzie co-operation with Stockholm School of Economics (Sw. Handelshögskolan).

Practice Focus

Mattias focuses on corporate and commercial agreements, export and trade, compliance, and investigations & ethics. His practice comprehends privately negotiated commercial transactions and agreements, advising on compliance and export trade issues, mergers, reorganizations and investments. This includes all kind of business co-operations, such as supply chain management, agency, distribution and franchising. He also has extensive experience in domestic and international law, and policy related to his areas of practice.

Mattias has substantive experience on export control and sanctions. He represents and advises a number of prominent international and domestic companies in various sectors including manufacturing, transportation, technology, retail, travel and media. He has vast experience in Investigations and often acts as lead for global and local compliance investigations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Swedish Bar Association
  • Swedish Export Control Society
  • Baertling Foundation - Board Member
  • Swedish Franchise Association
  • ICC Trade & Commercial Law Committee


  • Sweden (1999)


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M.) (1996)
  • University of Stockholm (Juris Kandidat (LL.M.)) (1993)


  • English
  • Swedish

Previous Offices

  • London

Mattias Hedwall is an active writer of articles on Swedish and international business and commercial law and has published a handbook on commercial contracts.