About us
Who we are

Experts in cross-border business between Germany and Scandinavia

kallan is a commercial law firm with Swedish roots. Until November 2016, our team of experienced lawyers formed the German offices of the leading Scandinavian law firm Mannheimer Swartling. Operating independently as kallan, we continue to provide ser-vices 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 other countries, in particular in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, giving our German clients access to specialist advice from those countries.

About us
Our history

kallan has taken over the activities of the German offices of Mannheimer Swartling after more than 25 years on the German market. Many of our lawyers are particularly connected to Scandinavia, speak a Scandinavian language and are uniquely experienced in German-Scandinavian business relations. We are proud of this background and as kallan we intend to build on this. We have seen over the years that German and other international companies appreciate our craft – a combination of clear advice, open communication and practical solutions. We continue to take this approach – now for a broader range of clients.


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.


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