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Niklas Alvestrand Körling

Managing Partner

CMS Wistrand
Regeringsgatan 65
111 56 Stockholm

Mailing address

P.O Box 7543
SE - 103 93 Stockholm
Languages Swedish, English

In 2023, Niklas Alvestrand Körling assumed the role of Managing Partner. He currently serves as a board member in the national board responsible for overseeing strategic matters and establishing the overarching framework for the law firm's joint initiatives. Niklas has also previously held a position as a member of the local office board.

Niklas specialises in financing, financial restructurings and insolvency matters. He has extensive experience in both Swedish and cross-border insolvency proceedings and advising on restructuring, insolvency and creditor protection. Niklas regularly acts as counsel as well as is appointed as administrator, trustee and liquidator in restructurings, bankruptcies and liquidations within a variety of industries.

Niklas is ranked in internationally renowned ranking guides such as Chambers and Legal 500. 

Professional experience

  • Managing Partner, CMS Wistrand, 2023-
  • Partner, CMS Wistrand, 2012- 
  • Senior Associate, Setterwalls Advokatbyrå, 2007-2012
  • Associate, Setterwalls Advokatbyrå, 2004-2007
  • Law Clerk, Stockholm District Court, 2003-2004
  • Associate, Landahl Advokatbyrå, 2002-2003
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Memberships & Roles

  • Swedish Bar Association, 2007
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy Trustees’ Organization in Sweden (REKON)
  • TMA Sweden
  • IBA
  • INSOL Europe
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Awards & Rankings

  • Individual ranking, Chambers Europe 2024: Restructuring/Insolvency: Trustees/Administrators

''He demonstrates commercial awareness and a high level of technical skill. This combines to provide clearly articulated and actionable advice.''

  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 2024: Insolvency

Niklas Körling Alvestrand is commercial and attentive.

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  • LL.M., Stockholm University, 2002
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Sweden joins CMS
The decision to become a part of CMS, one of the world’s largest law firms, was made to future-proof our position as one of Sweden’s leading law firms and to expand internationally. CMS’s unique structure ensures that CMS Wistrand can continue to be an independent, locally rooted firm for Swedish clients while benefiting from CMS’s global expertise and net­work.‘’Ef­fect­ive and well-structured teams across borders are crucial in today’s legal landscape. It creates value for clients by reducing friction in deliveries and expediting the processes of acquiring legal services’’, says Maria Kosteska Fäger­quist.‘’Sig­ni­fic­ant time and cost savings are achieved for our clients by leveraging unique legal expertise across borders, sectors and practice areas, working in structured teams with common values and focus’’. We now have the opportunity to further drive the innovation necessary to shape the legal services of the fu­ture.‘’Be­ing future-facing means proactively anticipating challenges and driving innovation. Now, we position ourselves to deliver solutions that shape the industry and help our clients confidently navigate the changing landscape’’, says Fredrik Råsberg, Chairman of the Board in Stock­holm.‘’But our commitment doesn’t end with innovation. Successfully steering the ESG agenda with a focus on climate change and social responsibility is of great importance for companies now and in the future, and as a law firm, we have a responsibility to help our clients navigate in the right dir­ec­tion.’’It was announced back in November 2023 that Wistrand would become a part of CMS. For CMS, entering the Swedish market was cru­cial.“De­vel­op­ing a strong Nordic platform is important as our clients expect us to support them in major business hubs around the world,” says Pierre-Sé­bas­tien Thill, CMS Chairman. “We already have CMS Kluge offices in Bergen, Oslo and Stavanger. Now with CMS Wistrand, we can offer clients deep local expertise in Sweden, combined with our global reach.”  
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