Monique Wadsted

Advokat/Partner
Stockholm
Telephone: +46 8 407 09 00
Mobile: +46 70 770 84 25
Fax: +46 8 407 09 10
monique.wadsted@maqs.com

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Monique

Profile

Monique Wadsted is a Partner and part of MAQS’ intellectual property and IT group, assisting both Swedish and international clients with issues related not only to IT law and intellectual property, but also to marketing, media, the entertainment industry, as well as litigation and arbitration. She gained recognition when she represented the US movie industry against the notorious Swedish file-sharing web site The Pirate Bay.

Expertise

  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property and marketing law
  • IT, technology and telecommunications
  • Sports, media, and entertainment

Experience

  • MAQS Advokatbyrå, Partner, 1997-
  • Advokatfirman Wadsted, Partner, 1995-1997
  • Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, associate,1991-1995
  • Stockholm District Court, junior judge, 1989-1991

Education

  • Stockholm University (LL.M.), 1988

Memberships

  • The Swedish Bar Association, 1994-
  • Member of the Research Panel on Media Law in Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, 2004-
  • Domain name arbitrator for the Alternative Dispute Resolution of the The Internet Foundation in Sweden, 2004-
  • World eBusiness Law Report, panel member, 2003-2006
  • Member of the Legal Advisory Board of the Swedish Sponsrings Organsiation, 2003-2007
  • Columnist, Resumé, 2002-2012
  • Member of the Marketing Law Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (Sweden), 2002-
  • Member av NDM (Näringslivets Delegation för Marknadsrätt, Business and Policy Forum for Marketing), 2001-2009
  • Member of the Board, BitoS (Branchföreningen för Innehålls- och tjänsteleverantörer på On-line marknaden i Sverige), 1998 -2007
  • Editor, Resumés web pages on marketing issues, 1995-2002
  • Member of the IT Law Observatory of the Swedish Government, 1996-2003
  • Member of the Committee on Human Rights of the Swedish Bar Association, 1994-1996

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English

Misc.

  • Legal 500 2015 ranks Monique Wadsted as a leading individual in IP and Media and states "Monique Wadsted is excellent in all aspects".
  • Chambers Global and Europe 2015 ranks Monique Wadsted in band 2 in IP and states, Monique Wadsted is well regarded in the market, with one source saying: "I have a lot of respect for her; she is very successful as a litigator." Wadsted covers IP disputes within the TMT, sports and entertainment industries.
  • Chambers Europe 2015 notes Monique Wadsted for her involvement with high-profile TMT cases. She has broad expertise covering e-commerce, media, marketing and contentious mandates.
  • Chambers Global and Europe 2014 ranks Monique Wadsted as a notable practitioner in IP: "Department head and copyright expert Monique Wadsted "is very passionate about her work. She is commercially aware, practical, available and approachable," report clients
  • Chambers Europe 2014 ranks Monique Wadsted as notable practitioner in TMT: "Monique Wadsted is noted for her involvement with high-profile TMT cases. She has broad expertise covering e-commerce, media, marketing and contentious mandates."
  • Legal 500 2013 ranks Monique Wadsted as leading individual in IP
  • Chambers and Partners Global and Europe 2013 ranks Monique Wadsted as a notable practitioner in IP Law: “Peers hold Monique Wadsted of MAQS Law Firm in high regard, especially for her copyright work on behalf of media companies.”
  • Chambers and Partners Europe 2013 ranks Monique Wadsted as a Key individual in TMT: KEY INDIVIDUALS Peers are quick to praise Monique Wadsted's skills in media-related litigation.
  • Legal500 2013 ranks Monique Wadsted as Leading Individual in IP and media
  • Legal Experts EMEA 2013 lists Monique Wadsted as an expert in Dispute resolution, IP and IT
  • Chambers and Partners 2012, ranks Monique Wadsted as notable practitioner in IP law:” Monique Wadsted of MAQS Advokatbyrå is recommended as a strategic and proactive practitioner, as well as an excellent litigator.”
  • Legal 500, 2012, ranks Monique Wadsted as leading individual within IP and media.
  • Monique Wadsted is also recommended by Legal Experts EMEA 2012 in the fields of Dispute resolution, IT and telecom, and Intellectual property.
  • MAQS Advokatbyrå has been appointed IP law firm of the year 2012.