Emma Johansson

Principal Associate, Stockholm

Corporate Investigations & Compliance, EU & Competition, FDI & Protective Security


Emma Johansson is a Principal Associate in the EU & Competition practice in Stockholm, advising clients on various aspects of competition law. She has broad international and domestic experience in matters including merger control and cartel and other antitrust investigations. Her experience covers several sectors, notably private equity, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, industry and retail.

Emma completed her Swedish law degree at the University of Uppsala, followed by LL.M. degrees at the College of Europe in Bruges and Columbia Law School, New York. She is a member of the Swedish Bar Association and the New York Bar.


Emma is recognized within EU & Competition in Sweden (e.g. by The Legal 500).

This is what clients say about Emma:

“We particularly appreciated Emma Johansson’s clear communication on likelihoods, risks and expectations.”
– The Legal 500 2024, EU & Competition

“Emma demonstrated an excellent knowledge in international merger control and an ability to coordinate large projects seamlessly and efficiently.”
– The Legal 500 2023, EU & Competition

Work highlights

Emma Johansson’s experience includes advising:

  • GRO in its acquisition of DigitalRoute;
  • Freya Investissement in the SEK 13 billion acquisition of Kinnevik’s entire shareholding in Tele2;
  • Groupe Canal+ in Viaplay Group’s SEK 18.6 billion recapitalization program;
  • Sprints Capital in its investment in Modular Finance;
  • Philip Morris International in the  sale of SMD Logistics to R12;
  • GRO in the sale of Tacton to Rubicon Technology Partners;
  • Fortum in the acquisition of Telge Energi;
  • Outokumpu in the divestment of its remaining Long Products operations in Sweden;
  • Bonnier News in its SEK 455 million public offer for all shares in Readly.

Roschier, Principal Associate (2022-)
Advokatfirman Vinge, Competition Law Expert (2017-2022)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton, Associate, Brussels and Washington, D.C. (2009-2017)
Stockholm District Court, Law Clerk (2006-2009)


The Swedish Bar Association
The New York Bar


Columbia University, New York, LL.M. (2011)
College of Europe, Bruges, LL.M. (2008)
Uppsala University, LL.M. (2005)


English, French, Swedish

An excellent knowledge in international merger control and ability to coordinate large projects seamlessly and efficiently.

The Legal 500