Rikard Wikström-Hermansen
Partner
Office: Stockholm
Primary practices
Dispute Resolution, Projects & Energy
Languages
Swedish, English, French
Profile

Rikard Wikström-Hermansen is a Stockholm-based Partner focusing on Swedish and international commercial arbitration as well as Swedish court proceedings. He has represented Swedish, foreign and multinational corporations before courts and arbitral tribunals under various arbitration rules such as the SCC, the ICC, the SIAC and the UNCITRAL rules. The disputes have involved many different business sectors, such as oil & gas, construction, insurance, M&A disputes, IT and pharmaceuticals.

Rikard also regularly sits as arbitrator and has chaired several international arbitrations involving German, Russian, Spanish, Estonian, Norwegian and Swedish parties.

Awards & rankings
Rikard is recognized as one of the leading experts in dispute resolution/arbitration in Sweden by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal and Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders - Arbitration 2017. According to clients; "He is tremendous under pressure, the papers we submitted were top notch and he was impressive in oral argument." (Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders - Arbitration 2017).
Career
Roschier (2017-)
White & Case /Stockholm, Partner (2012-2017), Associate (2006-2012)
Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå, Associate (2004-2006)
Law clerk, trained at the Bench (2002-2004)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
Member of the Swedish Bar Association
Member of the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA)
Member of Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS), Chair (2010-2014)
Publications
"Tvistlösning är till stor nytta vid kriser" ("Dispute resolution is of great use when crises arise"), article in Svenska Dagbladet Brännpunkt, 3 April 2015
"The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: do they set the standard or is there now a need for revision?", Construction Law International, Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2013
"The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: do they set the standard or is there now a need for revision?", IBA Arbitration News, Volume 17, No. 2, September 2012
"The Impact of Document Production on the Efficiency of Arbitration", with C. Zettermarck, essay in "Between East and West: Essays in honor of Ulf Francke", JurisNet LLC, New York, USA, 2010
Recent speaking engagements
Innovative procedures in the 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules: Costs and time-savings mechanisms, Consulate of Sweden, St Petersburg, 12 September 2017 (Speaker and panelist)
Seminar on the new SCC Rules and the Quiet Triumph Premier, Embassy of Sweden, Moscow, 17 February 2017 (Speaker and panelist)
ISDS seminar, The European Parliament, Brussels, 5 May 2015 (Speaker)
Young Arbitrators' Copenhagen seminar, Copenhagen, 29 August 2014 (Speaker)
CODEX annual seminar, Helsinki, 22 November 2013 (Panelist)
Debate with representatives from the SCC and the ICC, Stockholm, 21 November 2013 (Moderator)
YAS/ICDR Young & International coffee house, Vienna, 24 March 2012 (Panelist)
Education
Stockholm University, LL.M. (2001)
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, USA, B.A. (1996)