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Sweden 

Linklaters operates in Sweden through Linklaters Advokatbyrå AB (Company reg. no. 556614-4456, VAT no SE556614445601). Linklaters Advokatbyrå AB is a Swedish incorporated company affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

Under Swedish law, only members of the Swedish Bar Association may use the professional title “advokat”. All Swedish partners and part of the associates have the title “advokat”. The conditions that a lawyer need to fulfil in order to be granted membership in the Swedish Bar Association can be found in English on the Bar’s website, www.advokatsamfundet.se.

The activities of lawyers are governed by several rules and regulations. The statutory rules are mainly found in the Swedish Code of Judicial Procedure, but provisions on lawyers can also be found in a few other statutes. All members of the Swedish Bar Association must observe the Code of Conduct, which provides a framework for the professional and ethical standards to be observed in lawyers’ professional activities. A cornerstone of the Code of Conduct is the lawyer’s obligation to loyalty towards the client. The Code of Conduct and other relevant regulatory provisions can be found at the Swedish Bar Association’s homepage, www.advokatsamfundet.se. All members of the Swedish Bar Association are supervised by the Bar and its Disciplinary Committee.