Jenny Welander Wadström

Partner, Stockholm

Jenny Welander Wadström is a Stockholm-based Partner and Head of the Employment and Corporate Investigations & Compliance practices in Sweden. She has extensive experience from a broad range of employment and pension law issues including advice relating to mergers and acquisitions as well as restructurings, various general employment law matters, disputes and negotiations. In addition to acting as counsel, she also acts as arbitrator.

Jenny’s previous work experience includes working for another major law firm in Sweden as well as for the Swedish Labour Court and Swedish Match AB.

Jenny is recognized as one of the leading experts in Sweden within employment law by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal which also ranks her as a Thought Leader in Pensions & Benefits as well as a Global Leader in Labour & Employment (2023).

In addition, Jenny is the exclusive winner of the 2024, 2022 and 2020 Client Choice Awards of the Labour & Employment category for Sweden. According to clients:

  • “Jenny always does her outmost to really understand the business and provide hands-on and valuable legal recommendations that guide and create great value for our business.”
  • “Jenny and her team focus on the right things that actually makes a difference for us as a client, communication is short and crisp and can easily be used internally for non-lawyers.”
  • “Jenny is flexible and always has the client’s best interest as the main driver, I would highly recommend Jenny for her outstanding performances and legal support.”
  • “Jenny knows exactly who to involve from her team as well as other teams at Roschier and at what point, making sure that we get the full advice that we need and that all angles are covered.”
  • “Jenny’s work has been very appreciated and has supported the business tremendously.”
  • “Jenny has deep knowledge about labor law and practices and a good understanding of local market practice and how to meet the business’s needs.”

Further, according to clients Jenny is “a very dedicated and client-driven partner, a great lawyer and adviser” (Chambers Europe, 2023); she is “very responsive, with deep knowledge, sensibility and good judgement” (The Legal 500, 2023) and “extremely available, service-minded, clever, helpful and also supportive” (Chambers Europe, 2023). One client comments: “Jenny is a trusted partner or ours that we can always rely on. She gives advice with quick turnaround when requested. A true star!” (The Legal 500, 2022).

In addition, clients say that “Jenny has an impressive skill to understand the desired end-goal which makes the legal process efficient and on point” (Client Choice Awards, 2020) and they highlight her as an individual who is “very skilled, business oriented, timely and always delivering above expectations” (The Legal 500, 2020), as well as “always spot-on and tactically appropriate” (Chambers Europe, 2022).

Clients value the “great and close collaboration with Jenny” as she is a “very good listener, adviser; a true expert in the employment practice. Extremely professional, pragmatic, considering new ways of doing things, a pleasure working together” (The Legal 500, 2023). Clients also appreciate her “unrivalled ability to articulate the Swedish employment law landscape” and that she is “always able to navigate clients through the most complex issues” (Who’s Who Legal, 2020). Jenny “wins impressive recommendations from sources who note she is really good for complex issues” (Who’s Who Legal, 2023) and is also described as “a cornerstone in Swedish employment and pensions law” (Who’s Who Legal, 2022).

Jenny Welander Wadström’s experience includes advising:

  • Bonnier Ventures in their investment in diagnostics company Elypta;
  • Philip Morris International in its SEK 161 billion public offer for all shares in Swedish Match;
  • Castellum in the SEK 26.9 billion public offer for Kungsleden;
  • Fortum in the sale of its 50 percent ownership in Stockholm Exergi Holding to an investor consortium led by APG;
  • CVC Capital Partners in the acquisition of Stark Group;
  • Aleris in its SEK 2.6 billion divestment of Aleris Omsorg to Ambea;
  • Funds advised by IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of KPMG Sweden’s Business Accounting Service;
  • Funds advised by IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of PwC Sweden’s Business Services division;
  • Sandvik in the SEK 4 billion divestment of Hyperion to KKR;
  • Guy Hands in the acquisition of McDonald’s Nordic operations, consisting of local operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland;
  • Atlas Copco in the sale of its Road Construction Equipment division to Fayat Group.

She acted as Chairman, appointed by the SCC, in a three arbitrator tribunal in a contract dispute regarding a staffing agreement (August 2023).

Roschier (2010-), Partner since 2015
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, Senior Associate (2004-2010)
The Swedish Labour Court, Deputy Assistant Judge (2007-2008)
Swedish Match AB, Visiting lawyer (2005)
The Administrative Court of Skåne, Law clerk (2001-2003)
University of Lund, Faculty of law, Research assistant (1998-2001)

Member of the Swedish Bar Association
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of Arbetsrättsliga föreningen
Member of TRESS
Member of EELA

“Restrictive covenants – The Nordic way”, article published in Festskrift till Ann Numhauser-Henning, Juristförlaget i Lund, 2017

“Fri rörlighet och social trygghet” (“Free movement and social security. Regulation No 1408/71 (EEG) and Swedish social security in application”) with E Berg, 2003

University of Lund, LL.M (2001)
University of Tilburg (1999)
University of Sorbonne (2001)

English, Swedish, French

Jenny is a very dedicated and client-driven partner, a great lawyer and adviser; extremely available, service-minded, clever, helpful and also supportive.

Chambers Europe