A lawyer for 25 years, Christer´s focus has been primarily on M&A and dispute resolution. While at leading transactional firm Gernandt & Danielsson (1992-2006) he advised on numerous mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including as lead counsel in a series of transactions creating what is today the Nordea banking group. Christer continues to provide advice in relation to primarily private M&A and joint ventures but in recent years most of his business has been related to dispute resolution, as counsel and as arbitrator. With more than 100 appointments as arbitrator since 2007, he is one of the most in demand arbitrators in Sweden.
In the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Chambers Global, Christer is identified as one of the 60 most in demand arbitrators in Europe:
2016: “Stockholm-based Christer Danielsson of Danielsson & Nyberg is a widely admired Swedish arbitrator, who “has a good personality for this type of work and strong judgement,” according to interviewees.” “Market sources declare that Christer Danielsson Danielsson & Nyberg is “one of the best arbitrators and counsels in Sweden.” The source continues: “I have sat in arbitration proceedings with him and he is just excellent.” His practice focuses on arbitration, acting as both counsel and arbitrator on a range of complex commercial cases.”
2015: “Christer Danielsson of Frank Advokatbyrå AB is a prominent arbitrator in Stockholm who often presides over large disputes involving non-Swedish parties. He is chairman of the Swedish Arbitration Association and is highly regarded in Europe.”
2014: ”Sources recognize Christer Danielsson of Frank Advokatbyrå AB as one of the top choices in Sweden to sit as arbitrator on significant disputes, as he is ’easy to work with, efficient and has a keen eye for detail”.
2013: ”Christer Danielsson of Frank Advokatbyrå joins the Europe-wide list of arbitrators after widespread feedback attesting to his market visibility and technical prowess. Most often sitting as arbitrator, he also represents large corporations as counsel.”
In the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Legal 500, Christer is named a leading individual (one of ten in Sweden), saying that he is ”excellent with a good reputation in telecom disputes” and “a pragmatic lawyer with excellent knowledge of procedural and business law”.
Christer is president of the Swedish Bar association (since 1 July 2017). For three years (2014-2017) he was chairman of the executive board of the Swedish Arbitration Association (www.swedisharbitration.se). He also was member of the 2014 committee proposing a revision of the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
Areas of expertise
Litigation and arbitration
- Frank Advokatbyrå 2013-2015
- Danielsson & Englund Advokatbyrå 2008-2012
- Sole practitioner 2006-2008
- Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå, partner 1998-2006, associate 1992-1998
- Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Bryssel, secondment 1994
- Lagerlöf & Leman 1991-1992
- Uppsala District Court 1990-1991
- Uppsala University LL.M. 1990
- Swedish Arbitration Association´s training for arbitrators (2006)