Henrik Bielenstein

Lawyer, Partner

Direct: +46 (0)8 459 12 43
Mobile: +46 (0)70 608 22 58
Email: henrik.bielenstein@kastelladvokatbyra.se
Language: Swedish and English

Partner, Advokat (member of the Swedish Bar Association since 1984)
Partner, Bird & Bird, 2007 – 2011
Partner, Linklaters, 2001 – 2007
Partner, Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå, 1988 – 2001
Associate, Advokatfirman Lagerlöf, 1981 – 1988
Law clerk, District court of Stockholm, 1979 – 1981
Teacher and lecturer in civil law, University of Stockholm, 1975 – 1994
Assistant to professor Jan Hellner, University of Stockholm, 1973 – 1979

Henrik joined Kastell as a partner on February 2011. He is one of Sweden’s most experienced leading litigators, with over 30 years’ experience in handling commercial disputes before courts and arbitration tribunals. Henrik has been lead counsel in seventeen disputes before the Swedish Supreme Court. He has particular expertise within the contractual and tortious liability, consultant liability and insurance law. During his time at Linklaters, Henrik was head of the litigation department. 

Reported Supreme Court cases and examples of larger matters within Henrik’s area of expertise

 

  • NJA 1987 p. 621 – procedural issue 
  • NJA 1992 p. 782 – insurance law, contract law, damages (consultant liability)
  • NJA 1994 p. 366 – matter regarding compensation under The Swedish Water Act
  • NJA 1997 p. 454 – matter regarding promissory note 
  • NJA 1998 p. 390 – transport law, contract law, damages liability
  • NJA 1999 p. 812 – matters concerning accounting methods, reopening of a case and the right to separation 
  • NJA 2001 p. 511 and 
  • NJA 2001 not. A p. 2 – judicial review
  • NJA 2001 p. 486 – insurance law – limitation periods
  • NJA 2001 p. 878 – damages liability – consultant’s liability to third party
  • NJA 2003 p. 445 – procedure 
  • NJA 2005 p. 924 – copyright 

 

  • NJA 2007 p. 17 – insurance
  • NJA 2007 p. 599 – accounting methods
  • NJA 2012 p. 628 – compensation issue in a discovery procedure
  • NJA 2013 p. 31 – judicial review
  • NJA 2016 p. 737 – insurance/procedure
  • MD 2013:5 – abuse of dominant position (margin squeeze)
  • Counsel for the Swedish Transport Agency in “Asphalt Cartel” case before the District Court of Stockholm and the Market Court. 
  • Assisting leading media companies in matters and cases regarding the alleged abuse of dominant position and alleged anti-competitive collaboration. 
  • Counsel in a number of “auditor cases” i.a. Troms Kraft ./. Grant Thornton and others.

Professional experience 

2011 – Partner, Kastell 

2007 – 2011 Partner, Bird & Bird

2001 – 2007 Partner, Linklaters 

1988 – 2001 Partner, Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå

1981 – 1988 Associate, Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå

1979 – 1981 Law clerk, District Court of Stockholm

1975 – 1994 Teacher and lecturer in civil law, University of Stockholm

1973 – 1979 Assistant to Professor Jan Hellner, University of Stockholm

Education

University of Stockholm , Jur kand (LL.M.) 1979,
University of Stockholm. Jur pol mag, 1979,
University of Stockholm. Fil kand (LL.B.), 1975

Languages

Swedish and English

Sample list of publications within Henrik’s area of expertise

”Den långsamma rättskipningens orsaker och skadeverkningar i dispositiva tvistemål”, JT nr 4 2000

”Kan man styrka en icke åberopad omständighet? eller Får man ställa vilka frågor som man vill till ett vittne?”, JT nr 2 2007-08

”Den tjänstvillige kipphyvlaren, NJA 1951 s. 783”, Rättsfall att minnas 1997

”Argus Svenssons söndagsmiddag (eller rätten till egen nota m m)”, Maträtt, lätt seriösa betraktelser över mat och rätt 1994