Karl Björlin


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Karl Björlin

Karl mainly specialises in restructuring, insolvency and banking and finance. He has extensive experience of corporate restructuring, liquidations (solvent and insolvent), advising directors on directors' duties and responsibilities and other matters related to financially distressed companies. Karl is accredited and regularly appointed as official receiver in bankruptcy and as liquidator, both by the courts and the Swedish Companies Registration Office. He also represents banks, financial institutions and other creditors in various insolvency proceedings as well as clients in litigation. Karl is also experienced and assists clients with financing and security arrangements and related issues. Karl is secretary in the Swedish national association for insolvency practitioners (REKON) and on the board of TMA Sweden.

  • Rankings and reviews

    "Karl Björlin – very theoretically skilled. Responsive." - Legal 500

    "Karl is a results-oriented lawyer." - Chambers & Partners

    Karl Björlin is among ‘the most knowledgeable and skilled practitioners within the insolvency field‘ and has ‘the expertise and experience required to advise on every potential matter of bankruptcy’. - Legal 500

    "He is a highly pragmatic, responsive and knowledgeable insolvency practitioner," states one source. "He is great in his follow-up and his communication," notes another client. - Chambers Europe

    Karl Björlin is a rising star on the insolvency circuit. Extremely knowledgeable and on point.‘ - Legal 500

    ‘Pierre Pettersson and Karl Björlin have supported us in various projects regarding insolvency issues. Our impression is that they have expert legal knowledge and that they have a great understanding of our business and commercial issues. We find them pragmatic and very dedicated to finding commercially feasible solutions to issues.‘ - Legal 500

    A strong and diverse insolvency team with experience of large-scale insolvency projects, often covering multiple jurisdictions.‘ - Legal 500

  • CV
    Secondee at Swedbank, Legal Counsel, Financial Restructuring & Recovery (FR&R)
    Lindahl law firm, Senior Associate
  • Education
    Uppsala University, LL.M.
  • Membership
    Member of the Swedish Bar Association