Matti Scheffer focuses his practice on tenancy law, real estate law, and dispute resolution. He advises domestic and international companies on all contentious and non-contentious matters relating to tenancy law and real estate law, including the real estate acquisition and sales and their related agreements, lease agreement negotiations and related landlord/tenant agreements, lease termination or extension agreements, property management agreements, leasing agent agreements, sale and leasebacks, valuation issues, etc.

Matti regularly teaches courses in commercial rental law for several leading training providers. He also works closely with the Swedish Bar Association to determine new policy and legislation on rental and lease law. To view this bio in Swedish, please click here.


Advisor to several Swedish and foreign real estate companies and funds in rental law and property law matters.

Advisor to a Swedish real estate company on the premature eviction (before trial) of a commercial tenant, who ceased rental payments due to alleged counterclaims.

Assisted Catella’s German fund on numerous acquisitions of office properties in central Stockholm.

Assisted AMF Pension in the acquisition of three shopping malls in downtown Stockholm from Centini (a company owned by RBS).

Assisted CBRE Global Investors in several real estate transaction.

Negotiated leasing agent agreements for Newsec Asset Management’s Swedish asset management.

Represented Carnegie Investment Bank AB in a dispute regarding the termination of several lease agreements.

Advised a Swedish real estate company in the negotiation of a large lease for a government agency, including refurbishment of the premises.

Advised a German-English real estate fund in the negotiation of a property management agreement for its Swedish’ property portfolio.

Assisted a Swedish real estate company in a sale and leaseback of an industrial property in Gothenburg.

Assisted a major Scandinavian hotel chain in a sale and leaseback of a hotel to a German real estate fund

Represented a German-English real estate fund in a dispute concerning the termination of a major lease.

Represented a German insurance company in a dispute concerning the conformity of certain premises to the lease agreement.

Represented a major online gaming company in a dispute regarding certain deficiencies under a lease agreement.

Represented a Swedish real estate company in a valuation dispute regarding a property in Stockholm.

Assisted a British real estate fund in the sale of several industrial properties.


Stockholm University LL.M. (1999) Jur.kand.

University of Essex (1998) Undergraduate


Swedish Bar Association, Advokat (2006)

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