Finn Madsen, Advokatfirman Vinge

Personal data

Surname: Madsen
First name:
Date of birth: 14 January, 1953
Resident address: Sveciagatan 15, SE-216 18 Malmö, Sweden
Resident tel: +46 (0)40 16 06 69
Office address: Advokatfirman Vinge, P O Box 4255, SE-203 13 Malmö, Sweden
Office tel: +46 (0)40 664 55 00
Mobile phone: +46 (0)709 655 237
Office email:

Academic degree and qualification

LL.B (Swe: jur kand), Lund’s University, Sweden, 1980

Professional activities and positions

Service in Swedish District Courts and Court of Appeal 1980 – 1986.
Associated with Hägglund & Ramm-Ericson Law firm, Stockholm 1986 – 1988.
Associated with Johnsson & Johnsson Law firm, Stockholm 1988 – 1991.
Head of Legal Department, Gota Bank, Southern District, 1992 – 1993.
Associated with Advokatfirman Vinge KB,
1993 – 1995 and partner since 1995.
Chairman of the Arbitration Association of Southern Sweden since 2008.

Current professional position

Partner of Advokatfirman Vinge KB

General experience as practitioner

Member of the Swedish Bar Association since 1993.
Member of the International Bar Association.

Litigation experience

Vast experience in commercial litigation (including, but not limited to, areas such as trade and finance, joint ventures and industrial cooperation, mergers and acquisitions, company law, agency and distribution, intellectual property rights, construction, finance and banking) in the courts of law in Sweden. A number of cases have been brought before the Supreme Court.

Arbitration experience

Domestic arbitrations

Counsel in a number of domestic arbitrations.
Co-arbitrator of domestic arbitral tribunals in a number of cases.
Chairperson in a number of domestic arbitrations.
Sole arbitrator appointed by the Arbitral Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden and by the Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). Chairperson appointed by the SCC.

International Arbitrations

Counsel and co-arbitrator in a number of cases under the ICC, the SCC and the UNCITRAL Rules.
Appointed Sole Arbitrator by the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Appointed Sole Arbitrator by the SCC

Languages besides Swedish

Ability to conduct arbitration proceedings in English and Danish.


Skiljeförfarande i Sverige (Arbitrations in Sweden), Jure (2nd edition 2009).
Commercial Arbitration in Sweden, Oxford University Press (3rd edition), 2007, and in Mandarin by Law Press China 2008.
A number of articles regarding arbitration including:
Interim Measures – The Frontier of International Arbitration, published 2008 in a commemorative publication in honour of professor Lars Heuman.
Deliberations of the Arbitral Tribunal, published in Stockholm International Arbitration Review (“SIAR”) 2006:2.
Navigating in the Archipelago of Swedish Due Process Safeguards; a Sea Chart indicating a Few Treacherous Reefs, to be published in SIAR 2009:2