Monique Wadsted

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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.


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


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


  • Stockholm University (LL.M.), 1988


  • 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


  • Swedish
  • English


  • Chambers Global and Europe ranks Monique Wadsted as “A Notable Practitioner” in IP
  • Quotes:
  • “Monique Wadsted of MAQS Advokatbyrå is recommended as a strategic and proactive practitioner, as well as an excellent litigator.”,
  • “Department head and copyright expert Monique Wadsted "is very passionate about her work. She is commercially aware, practical, available and approachable"
  • “Monique Wadsted has a strong focus on the media and entertainment sector, with significant experience in marketing and IP matters. She is praised by sources for her strong track record in copyright issues and she also handles trade mark matters, IP licensing and transactional mandates.”.
  • Legal500 ranks Monique Wadsted as one of ten ”Leading Individual” in IP and media in Sweden
  • Quote:
  • "Monique Wadsted is excellent in all aspects"
  • Monique Wadsted is also included in the Hall of Fame of Legal500
  • The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence

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