Professor. Dr. Kaj HoberProfessor of International Investment and Trade Law, Uppsala University & Associate Member at 3 Verulam Buildings
Kaj Hobér holds long distinguished and highly regarded reputation as a leading figure in the field of international arbitration.
He has acted as counsel to numerous corporations and governmental agencies in general commercial and corporate law matters throughout his professional career. Kaj is also widely regarded as an arbitrator and has been appointed to panels of large scale arbitral disputes in more than 200 international arbitrations, commercial as well as treaty based, (including many chairmanships) across a variety of tribunals which include the SCC, ICC, ICISD and the LCIA, amongst others.
Kaj has over thirty years of experience dealing with the legal aspects of East-West trade, advising clients from both sides in a variety of transactions including, inter alia, joint ventures, industrial cooperation agreements, turn-key contracts for various types of plants, construction and civil engineering contracts, licensing and other transfer of technology agreements, countertrade transactions, privatization transactions, oil and gas projects, different capital markets transactions, trading in Russian securities, loan transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.
During the early 1990’s Kaj was deeply involved in privatization matters in Eastern Europe, primarily in the Russian Federation and the Baltic States. During his time in the Russian Federation Kaj worked as a legal advisor to the equivalent of the privatization ministry drafting legislations and regulations for the privatization of state-owned enterprises, including in the oil and gas sector.
Kaj has represented both Western, Central East European and Russian parties in international arbitrations taking place in Stockholm, Moscow, London, Paris, Vienna, Washington D.C., and elsewhere. He has also been involved in a large number of oil arbitrations, relating primarily to Northern Africa, the Middle East, China and the former Soviet Union.
From 2016-2019, Kaj was the chairman of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Prior to becoming chairman, Kaj was a board member between 1992-2010. He was the resident managing partner of Mannheimer Swartling’s in Moscow between 1997 and 2000.
Kaj is multi lingual and is able to conduct hearings (both written and oral) in Russian as well as in English.