Rainer Law is a law firm based in Stockholm with long and extensive experience from a number
of legal areas with a special emphasis on commercial contracts, lease and real estate law and
Swedish and international arbitration and court litigation. The founder of the firm has extensive
experience from business law, court proceedings and domestic and international arbitration.
Mr Rainer is a trained arbitrator and has been involved in a number of commercial disputes and
has represented Swedish, US, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, German and Danish companies in disputes
regarding cross border transactions, real estate transactions, licensing agreements, supply
contracts, IT-agreements and gas supply agreements.
In addition, the firm has extensive experience from real estate law, lease law and general contract
and commercial law.
Visiting address: Birger Jarlsgatan 2, 5tr
Mobile: +46 (0)730 36 34 58
Address: P.O. Box 7318, SE-103 90 Stockholm, Sweden
CV CLAES RAINER
Mr Rainer is the former head of the Dispute Resolution group in the law firm DLA Nordic (now
DLA Piper) in Stockholm and has during the last seventeen years had extensive experience from a number of arbitration proceedings in both national and international arbitration.
2012 - Claes Rainer Law Firm
2009 - 2012 Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, DLA Nordic, Stockholm
2000 - 2009 Associate DLA Nordic Stockholm
1998 - 2000 Assistant judge, Uppsala District Court
2010 - 2011 Arbitrator's Training Programme with the SCC and the Swedish Arbitration
1998 Master of Laws (LLM), University of Stockholm
1996 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History, University of Stockholm
Publications and articles
Article on Swedish Arbitration in edition No 1, 2010 of the Russian Arbitration Review Tretejskij Sud, together with Natalia Petrik with the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
"Emergency Arbitrators in Stockholm", International Arbitration Newsletter, Q2, 2009."
Litigation in the aftermath of the financial crisis", Balans, No 11, 2008 and Svenska Dagbladet 25 October 2008.
"Participation in Class Actions", Dagens Industri, 13 October 2006.
Represented a Russian company in an SCC arbitration involving various matters of procedural law
and questions of breach of contract, damages etc.
Represented a large shareholder in a case before the Supreme Court against a major Swedish
Accounting Firm regarding a claim for damages.
Represented a Swedish Government entity in an ad hoc arbitration against an Italian counterpart regarding damages in relation to a consultancy agreement.
Represented Sweden’s largest gas company in a product liability litigation.
Represented a government entity in a case against an accouting firm regarding a claim for damages for negligence when performing accounting services.
Represented an Indian manufacturing company in a litigation against a large Swedish company, of which part of the case was tried by the Swedish Supreme court.
Represented a Chinese company in an international arbitration in Stockholm against an Austrian company regarding an automobile transaction.
Represented a major Eastern European municipality in a USD 250 million UNCITRAL arbitration against a US businessman regarding alleged breach of contract relating to the development of a large infrastructure project. Claes furthermore represented the same entity, together with a team from DLA Piper in Russia, in the challenge proceedings before the Court of Appeal.
Represented a German media company in an international SCC arbitration against a Swedish company regarding a licence agreement on the delivery of digital music.
Represented a major Swedish brewery in an extensive arbitration regarding damages in relation to a share transfer agreement.
Represented a US company in the telecom industry and its UK subsidiary in an international SCC arbitration in Stockholm regarding damages due to breach of contract in connection with the delivery of equipment to the telecom industry.
Represented a Swedish mining company in a litigation regarding a claim for damages regarding services provided in relation to a mining project.
Represented an Austrian trading company in an international arbitration in Stockholm regarding damages due to breach of contract related to an agreement in the forestry industry and wrongful termination due to alleged force majeure etc.
Represented an architect company in a dispute concerning the supply of architectual services.
Represented a Swedish company in a litigation regarding a claim for damages regarding the payment of commission for services provided in the hotel sector.
Represented a housing association in a litigation regarding a claim for damages in relation to a construction project.
Represented an Icelandic bank in a litigation in Stockholm regarding claims in relation to the providing of financial services.
Represented an Irish contractor in a litigation regarding services provided in the forestry industry.
Represented a major Swedish media company in an extensive international arbitration with a Swiss company regarding the validity of patents in the media industry, the interpretation of licence agreements etc.
Represented a major UK bank in a litigation regarding services provided in the IT sector.
Represented an Estonian company in a litigation with a major Swedish company in the forestry industry regarding a contract for the clearing of windfelled forest.
Represented a Dutch trading company in an international arbitration regarding delivery of goods and breach of contract, as well as successfully pursuing a claim in Swedish Courts regarding personal liability for board members in a limited liability company.