Famous Lawyers from Sweden

List of notable or famous lawyers from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Sweden and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Sweden is included when available.

People include everything from Walburga Habsburg Douglas to Thomas Bodström.

This historic lawyers from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from Sweden?" These prominent lawyers of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish lawyers.

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  • Folke Rogard

    Bror Axel Folke Per Rogard (6 July 1899 – 11 June 1973) was a Swedish lawyer, chess official, player and arbiter. He was born in Stockholm, with the surname Rosengren, and qualified as a lawyer with that name. After a family member was charged with burglary, he changed his name to Rogard and cut all ties with his family. Rogard was vice-president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), from 1947 to 1949, then succeeded Alexander Rueb as president, a post he held until succeeded by Max Euwe in 1970. He was also chairman of the Swedish Chess Federation from 1947 to 1964. Rogard was granted the International Arbiter title by FIDE in 1951. He could speak five languages. During his senior ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1899-1973)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Ivar Rooth (2 November 1888 – 27 February 1972) was a Swedish lawyer and economist. He served as Governor of the Swedish National Bank from 1929 to 1948 and as the second head (Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1951 to 1956. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Bank of International Settlements.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1888-1972)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Karl Olivecrona (25 October 1897, Norrbärke – 1980) was a Swedish lawyer and legal philosopher. He studied law at Uppsala from 1915 to 1920 and was a pupil of Axel Hägerström, the spiritual father of Scandinavian legal realism. One of the internationally best-known Swedish legal theorists, Olivecrona was a professor of procedural law and legal philosophy at Lund University. His writings emphasise the psychological significance of legal ideas. His most striking work on legal theory, the first edition of his book Law as Fact (of 1939, almost entirely different in content from the similarly titled 1971 work), stressed the importance of a monopoly of force as the fundamental basis of law. ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1897-1980)
  • Monique Wadsted
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    Monique Wadsted

    Monique Wadsted (born 19 September 1957) is a Swedish lawyer and a partner at MAQS Advokatbyrå in Stockholm Sweden.
    • Age: 63
  • Per Jacobsson
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    Per Jacobsson (5 February 1894 – 5 May 1963) was a Swedish economist, and managing director of the International Monetary Fund from 21 November 1956 until his death in 1963. Born in Tanum, Bohuslän, Jacobsson received degrees in law and economics from the Uppsala University. He was employed at the League of Nations from 1920 to 1928, then the Bank of International Settlements from 1931. In December 1956, he became Managing Director of the IMF, a position he held until his death 5 May 1963. He was buried in the Swedish Section of Brookwood Cemetery. Jacobsson's daughter Moyra, an artist, married Roger Bannister, the British Olympic athlete and medical doctor who was the first person to run ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1894-1963)
    • Birthplace: Tanum Municipality, Sweden
  • Peter Althin
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    Peter Althin

    Peter Althin, (born 6 November 1941 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden) is a Swedish attorney and politician and a member of the Swedish parliament for the Christian Democrats from 2002 to 2007. Althin graduated from law school with a master's degree in law (jur. kand.) from Lund University in 1968 and joined the Swedish Bar Association in 1974. As a lawyer practicing criminal law he has defended notable clients like Tony Olsson, Mehdi Ghezali, Joy Rahman and Mijailo Mijailović. Most recently, he defended Peter Sunde at the Pirate Bay trial. Althin is since 2002 a member of the Swedish parliament where he is a substitute in the justice committee and constitutional committee. Althin is also a member of ...more
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Lund, Sweden