Tore Wiwen-Nilsson

Independent Arbitrator
Pålsjövägen 24
Lund, Sweden 223 63

Tore Wiwen-Nilsson


As from 1 January 2010, Tore Wiwen-Nilsson practices as a sole practitioner with focus on arbitration as independent arbitrator. He was a partner of Mannheimer Zetterlof since 1974, and thereafter of Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå. He was General Counsel of Asea-Atom AB, a nuclear reactor designer and supplier of nuclear power plants and nuclear fuel, in the beginning of the 1970ies.

Practice Areas

Tore Wiwen-Nilsson has a spent most of his professional life as advisor in international transactions of various kinds in many countries of the world, including construction projects, foreign direct investments, industrial alliances, cross border licensing and technology transfers, business acquisitions, project finance, etc. He was lead counsel for the Swedish Government in the Oresund Link Project ( an 18 km combined bridge and tunnel project connecting Sweden and Denmark) and in the Arlandabanan project (a railway connecting Stockholm City with the Arlanda Airport, the first substantial PPP in Sweden).

Since the last few years he devotes most of his time to international arbitration, mainly as arbitrator. His experience from arbitration as counsel and as arbitrator includes construction and engineering disputes in different parts of the world, gas price revisions, business acquisitions, intellectual property disputes, and others. He has experience from ad hoc, UNCITRAL, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the ICC, and the Danish Institute of Arbitration. He was lead counsel in the challenge of the arbitral award in the CME v. The Czech Republic investment dispute.

Energy practice

Tore Wiwen-Nilsson has substantial experience of energy projects. He has for about thirty years worked with many legal aspects of nuclear power plant construction globally, including nuclear liability. He was the lead counsel for Sydkraft AB (now E.ON Sverige AB), in relation to the forced closure of the two nuclear reactors at the Barsebäck site. He is co-author of a monograph on Swedish Energy Law (Kluwer, November 2013).

International organizations and memberships

Tore Wiwen-Nilsson has been Swedish delegate at many meetings of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”), Chairman of UNCITRAL (2003/2004) and Vice Chairman of UNCITRAL (2011/2012 and 2012/2013); he has for many years until July 2012 been chairman of Working Group 1 of UNCITRAL.

He is a member of Swedish Bar Association, and various arbitration associations; he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Swedish Arbitration Association. He has had various positions within the International Bar Association such as Chairman for the Legal Profession and World Organizations Committee, Co-chairman of the Committee Power Law of SEERIL, and Chairman of the Nuclear Power Committee.

Expert listings

He is since many years listed in various publications as an expert in Commercial Arbitration, Energy and Natural Resource Law, Project Finance, and Construction.

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