Peder Hammarskiöld

Senior Partner, Chair Mergers and Aqcuisitions


Practice Areas

Peder Hammarskiöld specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution and Corporate Governance and Corporate Investigations. Peder Hammarskiöld has participated in several of the most significant Mergers and Acquisitions and public takeover transactions in Sweden in recent years. Peder Hammarskiöld has a well-known arbitration and litigation practice and he is frequently consulted regarding corporate governance matters and board issues.

Professional Experience & Appointments

Service with Swedish Courts, 1979-1982; Lecturer in Arbitration Law and Commercial Contracts, Stockholm University, 1982- 1990; Lecturer Stockholm School of Economics, 1982-1994; Attorney and Partner, Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå, 1984-1997; Managing Partner Hammarskiöld & Co 1998-2004; Senior Partner Hammarskiöld & Co 2005- present; Member of the Board of the Swedish ICC and Member of the Swedish and International Bar Association.

Numerous expert appointments within Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets. Appointed as “Leading lawyer for Capital Markets” by European Counsel and “Leading lawyer for M&A” by Chambers Industry Report. Appointed as arbitration expert to the ICC Committee on Rules for Documentary Credit Dispute Resolution Expertise, DOCDEX. Appointed by Chambers & Partners Global and Europe as leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets. Appointed by Legal500 as leading individual in Corporate and Commercial, Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Offers long-standing expertise across a number of key practice areas
Chambers Global

Has an excellent reputation for his corporate practice
Chambers Europe & Chambers Global

Is quick, pragmatic and pleasant to work with. A brilliant practical lawyer
Chambers Europe & Chambers Global

He has great experience. He directs us well and has a first-rate understanding of cross-border issues for multinationals
Chambers Europe


University of Hamburg, Germany (Diploma in Civil Law, 1974);
Uppsala University (juris kandidat LL.M., 1979).


Swedish, English, German, French and Russian.


Swedish Sections of “Banks Abroad-Establishment, Operation, Supervision”, Kluwer Law Publisher, 1986; “A World Guide to Exchange Control Regulations”, Euromoney Publications, 1992; Mergers & Acquisitions Yearbook (1997); “The Consequences of Class Actions in Sweden – Some critical comments”, JT 95/96 No 7; “DOCDEX – A new dispute resolution system for documentary credits”, JT 96/97 No 4; The GT Guide to World Equity Markets (Euromoney 2002); Swedish chapter of the “International Guide to Marketing Investment Funds” FIR Publications Ltd, 2003; Swedish chapter of ”Global Financial Services Regulators – Europe” Richmond Law Ltd, 2004; Swedish chapter of “International Secured Transactions” Oceana Publications, Inc., 2004; Swedish chapter of “World bank Doing Business Report” 2004; Swedish chapter of “International Product Liability Law – A worldwide desk reference” Aspatore, Inc.,2004; “Practical Guide to International Corporate Governance” (FIR Publications, 2005); “Will the New Swedish Corporate Governance Code Lead to Improved Corporate Governance?” (Juridisk Tidskrift, 2005); Swedish chapter of “Security over Immovables in Selected Jurisdictions” Kluwer Law International, 2005; Swedish section of “Getting the Deal through” (Securities Finance 2005); “Debt push down in connection with leveraged finance in Sweden” (Chambers Client Report, issue 8, 2005); “Mergers & Acquisitions: A Practical Global Guide” (Global Business Publishing Ltd., 2007) and the Swedish chapter of “Financial Services Regulation in Europe”, Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2008; “Company Formation – a Practical Global Guide” Third edition Globe Law and Business Publishing Ltd 2015; “Implementing Article 3 of the Market Abuse Directive”, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Volume 2012, (co-author); “The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review“, Third edition, Law Business Research, 2014 (co-author), “The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review” Fourth edition. He has also published numerous other articles in legal publications.