Claes Cronstedt

Count Claes Cronstedt

1943, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University, Master of Law, 1969.

Professional career
1970 – 1989, partner of Advokatfirman Landahl & Bauer, Stockholm. 1989 – 2003, international partner of Baker & McKenzie, head of the Corporate Practice Group and founder of the Baker & McKenzie CSR Practice Group in Stockholm. He was chair of the board of directors of several subsidiaries to multinational corporations.

Claes Cronstedt has advised international corporate clients on a wide range of corporate law issues including major M & A transactions. He served as arbitrator and as counsel in international arbitrations. He has been involved in international Human Rights litigation, in particular, the Raoul Wallenberg Case against USSR.

Other engagements
2002 – 2009 Claes Cronstedt was a member of the CSR-Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). He was the co-founder and member of the Advisory Board of the Swedish Amnesty International Business Group (1999 – 2008). 2001 – 2004 he was a member of the Swedish Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Business in Society. 1999 – 2006 he was a trustee of International Alert, London, working with peaceful transformation of violent conflicts. 2006 – 2008 he was a member of the International Commission of Jurists’ Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes. He is the founder and the former chairman of Raoul Wallenberg Academy for Young Leaders (2001 – 2007). Since 2003 he is member the board of The Non-Violence Foundation, a Swiss foundation working against youth violence in multiple countries. 1993-1998 he was a member of the board of the Stockholm Bar Association and, 1986 – 1995 member of the board of the Swedish Federation of Service Industries and Chairman of the Swedish Marine Industries Federation, SWEBOAT. 1992 – 1998 he was the Vice Commodore and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club.