ABOUT THE NATIONAL CONTEXT FOR OPENING UP SHOP
Sweden has historically been a jurisdiction where labor law is intricate and the relationships between employers and trade unions are strong. The share of Swedish workers who are members of a trade union is approx. 70 per cent and Swedish labor law gives trade unions right to consultations and information with the employer – a right that is reinforced if the employer is bound by a collective bargaining agreement. Despite the trade unions’ strong position in Sweden, employers have a fundamental right to organize the work and, as long as the statutory requirements are followed, doing business in Sweden is rather straightforward. The following checklist will allow your organization to understand some of the most important legal requirements for opening up shop in Sweden.
Drawing on our broad experience and in-depth knowledge of Swedish labor law, we are able to manage risks in all of our clients’ labor law-related situations. Our labor practice handles all matters relating to the legal areas of labor, pension, and benefits. We would be delighted to have the opportunity to assist with your organization’s establishment in Sweden.
We know that relentless commitment, experience and expertise at the highest level are required in order to meet our clients’ high expectations in relation to sustainable advice at all stages. Swedish and international companies, labor organizations and authorities are among our diverse client base. Our labor team distinguishes itself from the competition by combining our unrivaled expertise with detailed, practical knowledge of various industries, such as banking and finance, media and telecommunications, private equity and financial services. Whenever necessary or deemed appropriate, our experienced, efficient and committed team also draws on the expertise of other practice groups in relevant legal areas (e.g. Private M&A, Public M&A and Stock Market, Commercial Agreements and Dispute Resolution).