About Biörn Riese



Biörn Riese specialises in providing advice and support relating to corporate governance and sustainability, with particular focus on anti-corruption and risk management. While most cases are confidential, investigations for TeliaSonera's investments in Uzbekistan and Nordea Bank in Panama Papers have been public. For over three decades, Biörn Riese has counseled clients from the public and private sectors, and across a number of industries, on business and legal issues regarding Swedish and international law in transactions, restructuring, corporate governance, investigations, risk management and compliance. This includes providing counsel to the boards of companies and organizations. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and programmes on issues such as ethics, sustainability, investigations and risk management.

Associated with

Risk Management

As part of his practice, Biörn Riese handles Corporate Risk Management. Examples of cases are:

  • Investigations regarding business in complex jurisdictions

  • Investigations triggered by whistleblowing

  • Investigation regarding a real estate company’s alleged involvement in corruption

  • Investigation regarding a building company’s alleged involvement in corruption

  • Investigation regarding an alleged fraud in Haninge Bostäder AB

  • Analysis of investments and divestments in countries that score below 50 out of 100 in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, indicating serious levels of public sector corruption

  • Liquidator of the failing Swedish bank HQ Bank

  • Counsel to boards in restructurings

  • Counsel to General Motors in the SAAB Automobile AB restructurings

Curriculum vitae


Biörn Riese

Specialisation: Corporate Governance, Corporate Sustainability, with a special focus on anti-corruption, and Corporate Risk Management

Telephone: +46 (0)8 345 000
Mobil: +46 (0) 70 595 12 47
E-mail: biorn.riese@jurie.se

Address: Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15, SE- 111 53 Stockholm


Swedish, English

MBA, Economics/Business Administration (Stockholm University, 1980)
LL.M. (Stockholm University, 1978)


  • Senior Counsel, Jurie 2017 -
  • Senior Counsel, Mannheimer Swartling 2016

  • Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, 1990 - 2015

  • Partner, Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1989 - 1990

  • Associate, Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå, 1984 - 1988

  • Associate, Åbjörnsson & Rausing Advokatbyrå, 1982 - 1983

  • District Court Service, 1980 - 1982

During his practice at Mannheimer Swartling Biörn Riese was a member of the firm’s board from 1996 - 2015 and the chairman of Mannheimer Swartling from 2002 - 2015. Over the years at Mannheimer Swartling among other assignments Biörn Riese headed the firm’s TMT Group, Corporate Transactions Group, Global M&A Group and Restructuring & Insolvency Group.


  • Member of the International Bar Association

  • Member of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee

  • Member of the Swedish Bar Association


Since many years, Biörn Riese is ranked as a leader in his respective areas in numerous publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal and BG Research Client Survey.


Chambers Global/Europe, 2015
Ranked as a “Star Individual” within Corporate/M&A

Legal 500, 2015
Ranked as a “Leading Individual” within M&A and Corporate and Commercial

IFLR1000, 2015
Ranked as a “Leading Lawyer” within M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency and Technology and Telecommunications

Chambers Europe, 2015
Ranked in “Band 2” within TMT: Information Technology and in “Band 2” within TMT: Telecommunications

Swedish Bar Association, 2013
Swedish Bar Association’s prize for outstanding work in the legal profession

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