Biörn Riese is the chairman of the board of Mannheimer Swartling. He heads the firm’s global M&A practices and is a member of the IT, Telecommunications and Technology (ITT) industry sector group and the Corporate Commercial practice group. Biörn Riese has wide experience of and regularly advises on M&A matters as well as commercial and legal issues in the Swedish and international telecoms, media, computer and software industries. Biörn Riese studied at the University of Stockholm (LLM, 1978; MBA, 1980). After service in Swedish courts and work as a law firm associate (1980 to 1983), he joined Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå as an associate in 1984 and became a partner in 1989, before becoming a partner of Mannheimer Swartling in 1990.