Fredrik Norburg



Fredrik Norburg is a founding partner of Norburg & Scherp. Before setting up his own firm, Fredrik worked as an arbitration and litigation lawyer at law firms Mannheimer Swartling and Bird & Bird in 1999-2009.

Fredrik has acted as counsel in numerous Swedish and international arbitration proceedings under a variety of rules and applicable laws, and in commercial litigation before Swedish courts of all instances, including several cases before the Swedish Supreme Court. He is also frequently appointed as arbitrator in Swedish and international arbitration.

“Fredrik Norburg is a distinguished figure in the Swedish market who masterfully handles complex contentious proceedings across a range of sectors, from construction to banking.” Who’s Who Legal Litigation 2021

Fredrik Norburg has exceptional legal competency and awareness of the issues at hand.” The Legal 500, 2020.

  • Norburg & Scherp, Partner 2013–
  • Norburg Advokatbyrå, Partner 2009–2013
  • Bird & Bird, Advokat 2008–2009
  • Mannheimer Swartling, Advokat/Associate 1999–2008
Notable representations
  • Counsel in several reported cases before the Swedish supreme courts, including AD 2006 nr 47 (state immunity for labour disputes), NJA 2012 s 790 (challenge of arbitration award), NJA 2017 s 1164 (private copying levy under the Copyrights Act), NJA 2019 s 171 (challenge of arbitration award) and NJA 2019 s 195 (validity of retention of title clauses).
  • Counsel in numerous construction disputes.
  • Counsel in numerous M&A and post-M&A disputes.
  • Counsel in numerous disputes concerning banking and finance.
  • Counsel in numerous disputes concerning IT and other technology.
  • Counsel in numerous professional liability cases.
  • Counsel in competition litigation.
  • Counsel in a number of landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Counsel in a number of copyrights disputes.
  • Counsel in a number of cases concerning challenge of arbitration awards.
  • Arbitrator in numerous arbitrations under e.g. the SCC and the ICC Rules, and ad hoc under Swedish and Finnish arbitration law.
  • Assignments as examiner of companies under the Companies Act, and other investigations.
  • LL.M. 1999, Gothenburg University
  • Studies in German law 1998, Mannheim University, Germany
  • Studies in American and International law at the 2002 Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, USA
  • Training program for arbitrators 2008 arranged by the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • Swedish Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Stockholm International Hearing Centre
  • Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) (secretary/board member 2004-2012)
  • Swedish Society for Construction and Consulting Law (SVEFEK)
  • Swedish Insurance Law Association
  • Expert appointed by the Swedish Government in a law revision committee for the future recruitment of judges (SOU 2017:85)