Sandra Kaznova heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution team together with Andreas Johard. She has more than twenty years’ experience of representing Swedish and international clients in domestic and international arbitration as well as before Swedish courts. Sandra is frequently appointed arbitrator and has experience as chair, party appointed and sole arbitrator under a variety of rules including for example SCC, ICC and UNCITRAL. She acts as mediator, based on CEDR accreditation, and was part of the expert group appointed by the SCC to develop the new dispute resolution tool SCC Express.

Sandra’s broad experience of commercial disputes includes for example sale and purchase of goods, board liability, post M&A issues, shareholder disputes, employment and trade secrets, insurance, life science, loan and financing agreements as well as professional liability. Having a particular interest in insurance law, Sandra is often retained by insurance companies for such matters. Together with the firm’s regulatory experts, Sandra further supports clients in matters of investigation and potential sanctions by authorities.

Before specializing in dispute resolution, Sandra used to work with M&A transactions and corporate matters, building a solid understanding of those fields. Combining expertise in corporate governance, dispute and employment law, she has also been entrusted with several corporate investigations.

Sandra is recommended by both Chambers and Legal 500, some client feedback include:

"She is very intelligent and understands questions quickly, especially in disputes when it could be very complex and involves different fields of law." Chambers, 2022

Based on the work Sandra Kaznova performed, our overall impression is that the firm has a very high quality and a high service level in the work they do.” Chambers, 2022

"Sandra Kaznova always delivers on-point advice without loosing track of the client’s needs." Legal500, 2022

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Areas of expertise

Professional experience

Co-head of the firm’s dispute and insurance practices

Managing Partner at Hammarskiöld

Secretary to a governmental committee evaluating the corporate governance of state owned companies, on behalf of the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications.

Joined Hammarskiöld

Service with Swedish Courts

Memberships and positions of trust:
Executive committee of the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), headmaster for the arbitrator training program jointly arranged by SAA and SCC in 2019 and one of the program teachers in 2021-2022, Member of the Research department for Company law and Securities law at Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law (SCCL), Member of the Swedish Bar Association, MyCEDR, IBA, DIS, ICCA and the Swedish Association for Insurance Law. Sandra was also a member of task force appointed by the SCC to develop the new dispute resolution tool SCC Express

"Sandra Kaznova is a very knowledgeable and experienced insurance and litigation lawyer who takes a personal interest in your case"
Client testimonials, Legal 500, 2020

"Sandra Kaznova is very easy to work with and gives sharp legal analysis. You feel safe when she is handling the claim"
Client testimonials, Legal 500, 2020

"Sandra Kaznova has a no nonsense, commercial attitude. She is keen to fight for us"
Client testimonials, Legal 500, 2020


CEDR Accredited Mediator Skills Training

Training program for arbitrators arranged by SAA and the SCC.

Uppsala University (juris kandidat, LL.M.)

Heidelberg University, courses in German civil law





“Mondaq, International Arbitration Comparative Guide Sweden”, 2019

Co-author of “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Enforcement of Foreign Judgments” Fourth Edition 2019”, Global Legal Group

Co-author of “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Investigations”, Third Edition 2019”, Global Legal Group

“Company Formation – a Practical Global Guide” Third edition Globe Law and Business Publishing Ltd 2015

Co-author of “Handbuch der Europäischen Aktiengesellschaft”, Second edition, C.F. Müller, 2014

Co-author of “The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review“, Third edition, Law Business Research, 2014

Co-author of “Company Directors – Jurisdictional comparisons”, First edition European Lawyer Reference, Thomson Reuters, 2012

“The Practical Guide to International Corporate Governance” FIR Publications 2005 edition

“Will the new corporate governance code provide better corporate governance and improve economy confidence?” JT 2004-05