Count Claes Cronstedt
1943, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm University, Master of Law, 1969.
1970 – 1989, partner of Advokatfirman Landahl & Bauer, Stockholm; 1989 – 2003, international partner of Baker & McKenzie, Stockholm, former head of the Corporate Practice Group and founder and head of the Baker & McKenzie CSR Practice Group in Stockholm, past chair of the board of directors of several clients, i.a. Teradyne Scandinavia Inc.; TNT Sverige AB; Compaq Computer AB; Granada Computer Services AB; Adobe Systems Nordic AB; Lear Corporation Sweden AB and Novell Svenska AB. Admitted to the Swedish Bar.
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.
Since 2002, Claes Cronstedt is 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); since 2003 he is a member of the Geneva International Committee of Human Rights Watch. 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). He is the Chairman of The Non-Violence Foundation working against youth violence; he was a member of the board of the Stockholm Bar Association (1993 – 1998), member of the board of the Swedish Federation of Service Industries (1992 – 1998) and Chairman of the Swedish Marine Industries Federation, SWEBOAT, (1986 – 1995). 1992 – 1998 he was the Vice Commodore and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club.