Johan Sidklev heads Roschier’s Dispute Resolution practice in Sweden. Johan is specialized in commercial dispute resolution with extensive experience from international arbitration, often concerning energy-related disputes involving parties from Russia or CIS-countries. He has acted as counsel in some of the world’s largest arbitrations seated in Stockholm, London and Paris involving oil, gas and construction matters. In the area of investment arbitration Johan has experience from arbitrator’s appointments as well as advising both private investors and various governments as counsel, inter alia in matters concerning the Energy Charter Treaty and various bilateral investment treaties.
Johan is the presiding President of the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) and a member of the board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). He recently served on the Rules Revision Committee for the new 2017 SCC Rules. He also serves on the Legal Advisory Task Force on Investment Protection at the Energy Charter Secretariat and he is an Executive Committee Member of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN). Johan has been the Headmaster of the SCC/SAA Arbitrator Training Program and has been a long-standing board member of Young Arbitrators Sweden.
Johan is regularly appointed as arbitrator in both national and international disputes. He is also frequently engaged as speaker and moderator at various conferences and is lecturing on international arbitration and investment protection law at Stockholm University.
In addition to his Swedish LL.M. degree Johan has studied at Fordham Law School in New York (2005) and the University of Miami (1994).
Johan is recognized as one of the leading experts in Sweden within dispute resolution by international directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and The Legal 500. According Who’s Who Legal 2018 Johan is acknowledged as a future leader in the field of arbitration. Clients appreciate his “extensive experience” as well as his “strategic planning of cross-border disputes.” (Chambers Global, 2018). Johan is further described by clients as “practical and bright with a strong strategic instinct” (The Legal 500, 2019) and as a “superb operator” who has “good knowledge of the legal side and a solid understanding of the technical side” (Chambers Europe, 2019).
Johan Sidklev’s experience includes advising:
- A world leading natural gas provider in several USD multibillion disputes concerning the storage, delivery and transit of natural gas through Eastern Europe;
- A major US energy company in several gas price review arbitrations against a European buyer;
- A world-leading shipyard against a USD billion claim brought by a ship owning company in an SCC arbitration relating to delay and cancellation of multiple construction contracts;
- A Nordic off-shore equipment provider in a construction dispute with a multinational oil producer in an ICC arbitration concerning delay and liquidated damages;
- A North American nuclear power provider against a Russian nuclear fuel producer in an USD multibillion SCC arbitration concerning off-spec delivery of nuclear fuel;
- A Baltic sovereign state in an investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty concerning the construction of a hydro-electric power plant;
- A British investor in the energy sector in a dispute under the Energy Charter Treaty against a sovereign state regarding payment failure for delivered gas condensate;
- In an investment arbitration as a chairperson under the Energy Charter Treaty between a European investor and a south European state as the respondent.
Roschier, Partner and Head of Disputes Sweden (2014-)
Setterwalls, Partner (2011-2014)
Holland & Knight LLP /New York, Associate (2005)
Setterwalls, Associate (2002-2010)
Stockholm District Court, Law Clerk (2001-2002)
President of the Swedish Arbitration Association (2017-)
Member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (2019-)
Member of the Swedish Bar Association
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the SCC Rules Revision Committee 2015-2017
Member of the Executive Committee for ICCA Stockholm 2020
Member of the board of the SCC Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS) (2012-2016)
Member of the Legal Advisory Task Force on Investment Protection at the Energy Charter Secretariat
Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
Member of the Executive Committee of the Russian and CIS Arbitration Network (2011-)
SCC/SAA Arbitrator Training Program, Headmaster (2013-2015)
“Swedish Chapter”, The Third-Party Litigation Funding Law Review, 1st Edition, 12/2017
“SCC Chapter”, Arbitration World, 5th edition 2015
“Damages Actions – An EU law expansion in the area of civil procedure”, Europarättslig Tidskrift, 1/2015
“Skadeståndsdirektivet – en EU-rättslig expansion på civilrättens område” (“The Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions – An EU law expansion in the area of civil procedure”), with C. Wik, A. Börjesson and V. Schröder, Europarättslig Tidskrift, 1/2015
”Swedish Chapter” and “SCC Chapter”, Arbitration World, 4th edition 2012
“Remedies for International Sellers of Goods”, Center for International Legal Studies, 2011
YAS Arbitration Day, a panel discussion with leading arbitrators on procedural strategies at the hearing, Stockholm, October 2015 (moderator).
“Enforcement of investment arbitration awards”, American Bar Association Conference, Moscow, September 2015 (speaker).
“Arbitration in the Nordics” – a cross-border seminar on different trends in Nordic arbitration, Oslo, February 2015 (speaker).
”Interim Measures and Injunctions in International Disputes”, panel discussion arranged by Russian Arbitration Association, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Arbitration Association, Stockholm, November 2014 (moderator)
”Arbitration in Stockholm with Foreign Parties – Experiences and Tips”, YAS Arbitration Day, Stockholm, October 2014 (moderator)
“Arbitration in Shipping & Offshore”, 26th Nordic Maritime Law Seminar arranged by the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, Stockholm, August 2014 (speaker)
“Experts in International Arbitration”, Swedish Arbitration Days arranged by the Swedish Arbitration Association, Stockholm, September 2014 (speaker)
“The Role of Law in International Arbitration”, conference organized by Stockholm University, May 2014 (speaker)
“Arbitrating with States or State-Parties – Does Sovereign Immunity Extend to Interim Measures of Protection?”, a conference on Mastering Challenges in International Arbitration organized by ICAL Alumni Association, UNCITRAL, SCC, SAA and Stockholm University, Stockholm, May 2013 (speaker)
“Public Policy in International Arbitration”, a conference organized by the International Chamber of Commerce, Vilnius March 2013 (speaker)
“Main Hearings in International Arbitrations – the Taking of Evidence and Closing Arguments”, Advokatdagarna organized by the Swedish Bar Association, Stockholm, October 2013 (speaker)
“Unfair Competition Between Judicial Systems”, American Bar Association’s Moscow Dispute Resolution Conference, Moscow, September 2013 (speaker)
“Key Issues in Euro-Arab Investor State Disputes – the Law Applicable to the Merits”, conference organized by the League of Arab States, CRICA and SCC, Cairo, October 2012 (speaker)
“What Legal and Other Sources are Applied in Arbitration in Sweden?”, a seminar organized by the Swedish Arbitration Association, Stockholm, November 2011 (speaker)
Uppsala University, LL.M. (1999)
Fordham Law School, New York (2005)
SAA Training Programme for Arbitrators (2010-2011)
English, Swedish, German
Practical and bright with a strong strategic instinct. The Legal 500