Law firm Baker & McKenzie has named Stockholm partner Mattias Hedwall as the new head of its global trade and commerce group.

Hedwall’s experience focuses on international commercial work, including commercial agreements, compliance, export controls and sanctions. He also has expertise in franchising and retail matters for clients.

He has held a range of management positions at Baker & McKenzie, including chairing the firm’s Emea and Swedish trade and commerce groups and being a member of the Stockholm office’s management committee.

He takes over as global practice group leader from partner Nick Coward. “It is an honour to take the reins from Nick,” says Hedwall. “He is one of the world’s leading sanctions and export control lawyers, and he has turned this group into one of the most respected broad trade practices of any firm worldwide during his time as leader.”