About the law firm EdmarLaw
EdmarLaw has 25 years of experience from reviewing, analyzing, drafting and negotiating most types of agreements in the field of IT and high-tech. EdmarLaw has extensive experience of legal counseling regarding data protection, development or implementation of IT systems, licensing of both embedded software (internet of things), cloud services, software, know-how and patents, as well as development, collaboration and distribution of products and services in the tech industry, dealing with all aspects of online services, e-commerce and the processing of personal data.
EdmarLaw provides extensive services in English as many of its clients are North American or European businesses.
EdmarLaw also has a well-established network of lawyers throughout the world, thanks to being a member of international networks, providing international services and assisting many international clients. EdmarLaw is therefore able to efficiently guide and assist in matters concerning several jurisdictions and business areas.
The founder of EdmarLaw and attorney-at-law Malin Edmar has worked at the headquarters of Microsoft Corporation in Redmond for four years and assisted the company for more than 12 years thereafter. This experience has not only given her a passion for new technology but also a very good understanding of the IT industry. She knows the typical product cycles of IT companies and understands their terminology – her curiosity in the operations of her clients therefore comes naturally.
Malin Edmar, Attorney-at-law and Founder
Malin has been practicing contract law, IT law and Intellectual Property Law since 1996. She often drives large and complicated negotiations in various fields, as well as mediation negotiations. Malin drafts and negotiates agreements for the IT and tech industries, or agreements relating to intellectual property rights. A majority of the agreements are drafted and negotiated in English, since most of the clients are either English speaking or have English speaking partners. She has i.a. worked at Microsoft’s headquarters for four years, providing legal advice in product development, product launches, and the launching of online services. After returning to Sweden, Malin has worked predominantly for international clients and has advised the most significant players in the IT industry on a variety of Swedish and EU law issues. She has a passion for new technology and can’t stop herself from testing new gear.
Malin is a frequent a speaker at conferences on commercial law and IT and E-Commerce issues and a commentator on legal issues regarding technology. Malin has also written four books, including the Swedish book Internet Publishing and Social Media, which is now in its sixth edition (Norstedts Juridik, 2018), and has been part of the Swedish governmental ICT committee for several years, where she got the opportunity to influence the implementation of laws on privacy, electronic communication and e-commerce.
When Malin drafts agreements, negotiates or writes books, she always has the technology in focus, and makes sure that she understands the technology first, before applying the law to it. Malin is also passionate about making the law understandable. You shouldn’t need to hire lawyers to understand what you agreed on. That is probably one reason why her books are so popular, and are used as course literature at several universities in Sweden.
University of Uppsala and University of Stockholm, LLM 1996
- Law firm EdmarLaw 2016-
- Law firm Fylgia, 2009-2015
- Law firm Westermark Anjou, 2007-2008
- Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, 2003-2006
- Law firm Delphi, 1999-2002
- Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, 1997-1999
- IT Committee CultureNet Sweden, Ministry of Culture, 1996
- Public Prosecution Authority, Varberg, 1996
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