Our Core Values

  • Simplicity
    Commercial law can sometimes be difficult to navigate. Our job is to make it as simple as possible to understand and use the law to your advantage. We don’t waste our clients’ time by telling them about technical details unless it’s necessary – we provide solutions. We take a straightforward approach when discussing the potential courses of action, risks, and opportunities involved in each alternative. Being our client should be simple.

  • Availability
    Of course it’s easy to reach us by telephone, email, and other means of communication, but availability is something more than that. How we communicate is one of our greatest strengths. We don’t beat around the bush and we keep our clients updated. We take that extra step to achieve the best possible result, and we work hard to reach the goal that we, together with you, have set.

  • Curiosity
    We are always curious – curious about our clients, their businesses, their industries. We are curious about the law and legal developments. We are curious about new work processes and new means of communication.

  • Commercial advantage
    Everything we do, we do to promote our clients’ businesses. We strive to be a reliable, proactive, close adviser, to offer the services needed today, but also to foresee services that might be needed tomorrow. To make this possible, we remain fixed on the issues related to our clients’ operations and are deeply interested in the details related to our clients’ particular businesses.

  • Responsiveness
    In the modern world, the possibilities for growth and profit are continually changing at an ever-increasing rate. MAQS assists its clients in understanding and profiting from the changes faced by their particular industry. We are a growth-driven firm, and we know that we need to continuously update our practices and work proactively to best serve our customers with the services they require.

Corporate Social Responsibility


Faktum is Götaland’s street newspaper. The sellers buy the magazine for 25 kronor, sell it for 50, and keep the difference. Selling Faktum is a job, not charity.

Having a job also means more than just money in your pocket. For some, the working as a street newspaper seller is a step back toward a more orderly life. For others, it’s a way to stay afloat. Either way, for the majority of the sellers, newspaper sales is more than just making money – being a Faktum seller means taking responsibility, planning your daily life, creating routines and finding a social context. Any homeless person or person who finds that they are socially excluded can start selling Faktum.

Faktum is offered in Gothenburg, Borås, Malmö, Lund, Helsingborg, Kristianstad, Växjö, Värnamo and Jönköping. Faktum’s goal is to offer a job to everyone in Götaland who is socially excluded.

Trygga Barnen

The Trygga Barnen foundation supports children and young people growing up in families with substance abuse and addiction, or mental illness. Trygga Barnen provides professional assistance, counseling and meeting opportunities for children and young people, and informs and educates both children and adults on these issues. Talking about the shame and self-blame experienced by many children of parents with substance abuse and addiction or mental illness can prevent negative consequences later in life. Failing to provide the right support in time leads not only to serious distress for the children, but also to significant social costs.

MAQS Advokatbyrå is a partner of Trygga Barnen and, among other things, we have arranged Trygg Jul (Safe Christmas). Trygg Jul is an alternative Christmas celebration open to children and young people, where they can do handicrafts, eat good Christmas food and meet Santa Claus.


Ung Cancer

At Ung Cancer (Young Cancer), we work so that all young adults affected by cancer will get the support, help and care they need. Young adults with cancer are people between 16-30 years of age who have, or have had cancer, as well as people between 16-30 years of age who have a relative who has, or has had, cancer.

Julia Mjörnstedt and Hanna Wekell founded Ung in the autumn of 2010. Julia suffered from colon cancer at age 21 and felt very alone. She had no forum or meeting place where young adults affected by the disease could meet. The idea of Ung Cancer was born out of the frustration over the lack of a natural meeting place or easy way to get in touch with others in a similar situation.

Ung Cancer’s mission is to create communities, raise awareness and be the voice of young people at both the individual and group level. We work so that people will not feel alone with what they’re going through and so they’ll always know that there’s somewhere to turn if they need help.

Ung Cancer has no religious or political affiliations.

Environmental Certification

For quite some time, our Stockholm and Gothenburg offices have been applying an environmental management system which meets the Swedish Miljöbas national environmental management standards. By applying the environmental management system, MAQS Advokatbyrå has developed an environmental policy, set targets, and created and implemented an action plan, all of which are regularly monitored and improved.

  • MAQS explicitly requires environmentally conscious travel, preferably by train.
  • All employees have received basic training on environmental matters.
  • MAQS requires its suppliers to meet expected environmental standards.

“We gladly take on pro bono matters because it gives us the opportunity to contribute to society and gives us new perspectives.”