Marie-Anne Lindhardt

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Marie-Anne Lindhardt is operative in both MAQS group for commercial agreements and in MAQS group for sport and entertainment law.

Marie-Anne’s field of expertise is within employment law and in addition to drafting, negotiating and reviewing employment law agreements, Marie-Anne represents companies in reconstructions, operational cutbacks, collective agreement matters and matters connected to GDPR. Marie-Anne also represents MAQS’ clients as legal counsel in employment law disputes before the district courts as well as the Swedish Labour Court.

Furthermore, Marie-Anne also has a particular speciliazation within sports and entertainment. Marie-Anne respresents, for instance, companies, associations, non-profit associations, athletes and intermediaries/agents in questions related to contract law, employment law, association law, sports regulations and gambling/lotteries. Marie-Anne also assists MAQS’ clients on a continuous basis as legal counsel before decision-making bodies of national and international sports federations and she also has experience as legal counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

In addition to Marie-Anne’s legal capabilities she also brings valuable experience from her several years with one of Sweden’s more well-reputed ICA Kvantum stores with approximately 120 employees, where she, among other things, worked with issues related to organization, leadership and personnel and was a part of the company’s executive group. An experience that gave Marie-Anne excellent understanding of the commercial reality to which companies must relate and the commercial considerations that follow therewith.


  • Commercial agreements
  • Employment law and pensions
  • Sports, media, and entertainment


  • MAQS Advokatbyrå, 2011-


  • University of Gothenburg (LL.B.), 2012


  • Swedish Bar Association, 2016 -
  • Swedish Sports Law Association


  • Swedish
  • English


  • Recognized as Global Leader within Sports, Who’s Who Legal, since 2017
  • Lecturer in contract law, employment law and sports law
  • Lecturer in sport law within the framework for the law program at the University of Gothenburg School of Business, Ecnonomics and Law
  • Author (jointly with Carl Fhager and Daniel Wesslund) of ”Förlust i första instans – ny chans och nya möjligheter i CAS?” (Sports law publication series no. 21 article collection 2017, SISI Sports books)
  • Author (jointly with Carl Fhager) of ”FIFA:s nya förbud mot tredjepartsägande – några reflektioner” (Sports law publication series no. 20 article collection 2015, SISU Sports books)
  • Author (jointly with Carl Fhager) of ”Reglerna om tränings- och utbildningsbidrag allt viktigare” (Sports law publication series no. 19 article collection 2014, SISU Sports books)
  • Author (jointly with Mikael KowaI) of ”Internationella kamper på en global arena” (Sports law publication series no. 18 article collection 2013, SISU Sports books)

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