Foerster, Alexander

RA Advokat (Schweden)

b. 1961

Current activity

Rechtsanwalt and Swedish Advokat, Independent Arbitrator

Professional focus

Areas of law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Energy law
Corporate law
Commercial law
International economic law
Contract law

My career

  • Albertus Magnus Universität Köln
  • Universität Bonn
  • Université de Lausanne, Schwitzerland
  • Staatsexamen, -1986
  • University of Stockholm, MCL, -1988
  • University of Stockholm, LLM, -1989
  • Associate, Mannheimer Zetterlöf Advokatbyrå, 1988-1990
  • Associate and Rechtsanwalt, Mannheimer Swartling, 1990-1996
  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 1996-2021
  • Teaching work: Arbitration Law, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, 2007- present Dispute Resolution, Institute for Law and Finance Spring Course Summer School of International Dispute Resolution, Humboldt University Berlin, 2004-2008
  • Independent Arbitrator, 2022 - present

Arbitration experience

Counsel in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings; mainly post M&A, Construction and Banking/Finance related disputes, German and Swedish contract, construction and commercial law. Assignments as Arbitrator (party appointed and chair) in various international arbitrations under DIS, SCC, ICC, Swiss Rules as well as in Swedish and German ad hoc proceedings.


  • „Mediation in Schweden“ in IDR (International Journal of Dispute Resolution) 47 (2003) 18 – 24
  • „Die schwedische (private) Aktiengesellschaft“, Country Report Sweden in Handbuch des Internationalen GmbH-Rechts, Süß – editor, 4rd edition 2021
  • „Die neue Schiedsordnug 2007 des Schiedsgerichtsinstituts der Stockholmer Handelskammer“ in SchiedsVZ 2007, 206 - 212
  • Country Report Sweden in Theiselmann, Governance International, Stuttgart 2011 (English version to be published 2013)
  • Costs follow the event – Praxis und Fiktion im Schiedsverfahren, Jahrbuch Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel 2012/2013
  • Länderbericht Schweden in Geimer/Schütze, Internationaler Rechtsverkehr in Zivil- und Handelssachen, 61. Auflage 2021
  • Concise Guide to Arbitration in Sweden" (co-author), 2nd edition, Mannheimer Swartling, 2019
  • Sweden Chapter in Encyclopaedia of International Commercial Litigation - Kluwer Law International, 2020 (co-author with Azadeh Razani)
  • Costs Issues in Arbitrations Involving Third Party Funding: The Swedish Example, in SchiedsVZ 2020, 149-155 (co-author with Johan Skog)
  • Country Report Sweden in Pitkowitz, Handbook in Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, 2018
  • Commentary on the SCC Rules in Schütze, Institutionelle Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, 3. Auflage 2017
  • Shareholder’s Liability for procedural cost (co-author with Clemens Vidal) in Corporate Disputes 2015 Jul-Sep, pages 120-123




  • DIS Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit
  • ASA Association Suisse d‘Arbitrage
  • International Bar Association (Arbitration Section)
  • Swedish Bar Association
  • Deutsch-Nordische Juristenvereinigung

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