About us
Who we are

Experts in international business - with a focus on Scandinavia

kallan is a commercial law firm with international roots. Until 2016, our team of experienced lawyers formed the German offices of a leading Scandinavian law firm. Operating independently as kallan, we continue to provide services across the whole commercial law spectrum.

We are based in Germany but think and work internationally – a smaller firm that is capable of thinking outside the box. Our lawyers work for you as a team, are excellently trained and internationally experienced. One of our German-qualified lawyers is also qualified as an Advokat in Sweden.

From our Berlin and Frankfurt offices, we offer services to clients throughout Germany. We also have good connections to law firms in many countries, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, giving our German clients access to specialist local advice.

About us
Our history

kallan builds on the long-term activities as the German offices of a leading Swedish law firm and has been present as independently in Germany since 2016. Many of our lawyers have an international background and are often particularly connected to Scandinavia, speak English and also a Scandinavian language and are uniquely experienced in German-Scandinavian business relations. We are proud of this background and as kallan we continue with this approach. Since establishing kallan, we have seen that also German and other international companies appreciate our craft – a combination of clear advice, open communication and practical solutions. 


Our name also emphasises our history: kallan comes from the Swedish word "källan", meaning "source" or "origin". kallan is a reminder of our past and stands for the clarity of our approach.

Our values

kallan's lawyers stand for integrity and excellence in legal advice. We want to achieve sustainable results for our clients – achieved through working together on a long-term basis. We see ourselves as more than legal advisors, especially for our numerous foreign clients. For them we are also a bridge to the German market, its business culture and customs. Our aim is to act as business consultants, focused on meeting our clients' goals.


kallan takes a true partnership approach, meaning that the firm's income is divided between the partners according to a fixed scheme and not the contribution of each individual. This ensures that the most appropriate lawyer is always included in your team of legal advisors. The idea of a true partnership characterises who we are both as a firm and an employer. Open communication and cooperation amongst team members are a priority – and clients experience this when working with us. Our open corporate culture includes all staff and promotes a healthy work-life balance and equal opportunities for all.

Our services

At kallan, our clients are our focus. We offer you the highest level of legal skills combined with a practical approach to problem solving. When you come to us with complex questions, we give you clear recommendations for action. Our working relationship with you is built on trust and respect. Above all, this means that we are here for you. Naturally, we also prioritise good project management, efficiency and transparent fee models.


We have considerable commercial law experience on which you can rely in your transactions and ongoing commercial activities. We can assist you in negotiations and commercial disputes to achieve the best solutions.


Link to areas of practice

Member of the Bundesverband Wirtschaftsberatender Kanzleien in Deutschland

kallan is a founding member of the Bundesverband Wirtschaftsberatender Kanzleien in Deutschland (Federal Association of Business Consulting Law Firms in Germany), BWD. Also in this way we want to ensure a high quality consulting service for our clients at all times in exchange with the other leading law firms organized in this association. For information on the goals and mission statement of the association and its work, please refer to bundesverband-wirtschaftskanzleien.de.