David Ackebo

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David's field of expertise includes international arbitration as well as domestic arbitration and litigation. He has acted as counsel for Swedish and foreign clients in complex arbitrations under various rules, such as ICC, AAA/ICDR, SCC, LCIA, SIAC, as well as in ad-hoc administrated arbitrations. David has also advised clients and acted as counsel in several high-value disputes before state courts. David’s broad dispute resolution experience includes, amongst other things, IT, telecom, construction, M&A, and real estate related disputes. In addition to his arbitration and litigation work, David has been engaged in various CSR, sustainability and anti-corruption matters, including several high-profile corruption investigations.



  • Counsel for a global fastfood chain’s Russian franchisor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against its franchisees in Moscow.

  • Counsel for a global hotel group in a court litigation against the former landlord of one the client’s hotels regarding compensation for loss of the hotel business.

  • Counsel for a global IT company in a dispute against a Swedish public authority regarding the delivery of a new file and document management system.

  • Counsel for a Finnish sub-contractor for steel and welding works in a construction arbitration against the general contractor.

  • Counsel for a leading Swedish newspaper/publishing company in a dispute against a former business partner.

  • Counsel for a European mobile operator in an ICDR arbitration in New York under three agreements, governed by New York law, entered into in connection with the sale and purchase of shares in a telecommunications company in St. Petersburg.

  • Counsel for a Sri Lankan IT company in an SIAC arbitration in Singapore against its former joint venture partner.


  • Recommended in the 2019 edition of Legal 500,  Dispute Resolution
  • David Ackebo represented Subway Russia in multiple arbitrations against Subway Russia’s former largest franchisee enterprise, Legal 500, 2018.
  • Experienced team handling both domestic and international cases in numerous areas, including transport, M&A, banking and finance, energy, infrastructure and public law. David Ackebo is a key contact for the department, Chambers Global 2018.


  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm,  2018

  • Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, 2016

  • Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, 2012–2016

  • Visiting Lawyer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Paris, 2011–2012

  • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, 2009–2011

  • District Court Service, Stockholm District Court, 2007–2009

  • Associate, Mannheimer Swartling, 2006–2007

  • Lund University, Sweden, LL.M., 2001–2006

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA, 2004–2005