Anna specialises in the law related to IT & Technology and Intellectual Property with a particular focus on complex IT and services agreements. She regularly advises clients on a wide variety of arrangements, including outsourcing, cloud services, the creation and licensing of rights in software and procurement of technology and related services. Her practice includes drafting, interpreting, negotiating and disputing commercial agreements. In addition, Anna advises in M&A transactions relating to the technology sector.
In her practice, she has obtained vast experience of matters related to new technologies such as e-health, open source, IoT and e-commerce. She also has considerable experience of providing advice to financial institutions and government agencies on procurement of technology and related services.
Anna Ribenfors is highly skilled and extremely dedicated to her clients’ successes. She brings clever solutions to problems and challenges and is a great negotiator.
IT and Telecoms | Legal 500, 2020
Counsel to Enerim Oy in the negotiated public procurement process for a service-based IT solution for Customer, Market and Invoicing functionality initiated by Göteborg Energi
Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Mangold AB in its listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market.
Counsel to Mangold AB
Gores Guggenheim, Inc., Polestar
Counsel to Gores Guggenheim, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed by the affiliates of The Gores Group and Guggenheim Capital, LLC, in its proposed business combination with the global electric performance car company Polestar.
Counsel to Gores Guggenheim, Inc.
Counsel to EVRY in the combination of Tieto and EVRY through a cross-border merger.
Counsel to Arbetsförmedlingen in public procurement of contract regarding IT platform for matter handling, application development and platform maintenance.
Advised a Swedish major bank in outsourcing and set up of IT-operation, print and communication services.
Advised Swedish major insurance company in outsourcing of IT infrastructure, including cloud services.
Advised Swedish major insurance company in outsourcing of workplace services and infrastructure.
Advised Nordic major bank on procurement of IT infrastructure for cross-boarder payments.
Advised Swedish major pharmacy chain in numerous IT-related projects, including several “XaaS” procurements.
- Ranked as Rising Star in IT and Telecoms, Client says, "As IP & Tech team, Elisabeth Vestin, Caroline Sundberg and Anna Ribenfors are hard to beat. Their quality is outstanding – not just as lawyers but also as teams leaders. They work very hard but also take good care of their team.", Legal 500, 2023
- Ranked as Rising Star in IT and Telecoms, Legal 500, 2022
- Ranked as Rising Star in IT and Telecoms, Client says: "Anna Ribenfors is excellent counsel with a deep knowledge and experience in outsourcing matters, in particular in the banking sector. In my view, she also has partner profile." and recommended in Intellectual Property and Media, Legal 500, 2021
- 'Clients say: “Anna Ribenfors has a deep knowledge of IT an understanding which enables her to explain legal complexities in a practical context. She is efficient, dedicated and meticulous.”', IT and Telecoms, Legal 500, 2020
- "Elisabeth Vestin and Anna Ribenfors are standout. They are highly knowledgeable within their fields of expertise and have, what I find essential, in-house legal experience. This means that the legal advice provided is presented in a format which makes it easy for me to understand the key issues.", Data Privacy and Data Protection, Legal 500, 2020
- "Anna Ribenfors is highly skilled and extremely dedicated to her clients’ successes. She brings clever solutions to problems and challenges and is a great negotiator.", IT and Telecoms, Legal 500, 2020
Memberships and Positions of Trust
- Member of the International Chamber of Commerce – Financial Services and Insurance Committee (ICC Sweden)
- Member of the Swedish Bar Association
- Member of the Data Protection Forum (Sw: Forum för dataskydd)
- Co-author of the Swedish chapter in the Global Legal Insights: AI, Machine Learning & Big Data Laws and Regulations, 2022
- Chambers FinTech, 2020
Education and Professional Background
- Counsel, Hannes Snellman, Stockholm, 2018
- Counsel, Advokatfirman Delphi, Stockholm, 2015-2018
- In-house Counsel, Accenture, 2013-2015
- Partner, Advokatfirman Delphi, Stockholm, 2012
- Secondment, Nordea Bank AB, Stockholm, 2010
- Associate, Advokatfirman Delphi, Stockholm 2005-2011
- Associate, Linklaters, Stockholm, 2001-2005
- Associate, Lagerlöf & Leman, Stockholm, 2000-2001
- Trainee, Advokatfirman Lindahl, Stockholm, 1999-2000
- Law Clerk, District Court of Stockholm, 1999
- Jur. kand. (LL.M), Stockholm University, 1999