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Strategic partners

Strategic Partners that supports the association

Chairwoman Lena Gillström and Secretary General Robert Limmergård. Photo: Hamid Ershad Sarabi

In order to address identified needs of the member companies, the association has created a platform to, together with selected partner companies, increase understanding of the challenges and opportunities that the companies face.

The partnership provides access to resources and unique opportunities. Our strategic partners have expertise in areas important to the market. They participate in the association’s activities and contribute to knowledge sharing. In this way, the collaboration creates benefit and value both for member companies and our strategic partners, and together we contribute to a constructive development of the industry.


By jointly meeting the challenges and opportunities that the security and defense sector faces, a mutual competence promotion between partners and member companies can increase our collective understanding of the market’s conditions, needs and driving force.


As part of the association’s activities, our strategic partners contribute to knowledge sharing and the promotion of collaboration.


SOFF acts as a bridge between our partners and the association’s members, where long-term and well-established relationships form the basis for increased relationship building.

For the member companies, the partnership offers a sense of security. This is due to our careful selection process, which ensures that only the most suitable and competent companies become strategic partners.

Partners in three areas

Initially, SOFF has established collaboration with companies in three important areas for the industry; personnel supply (for example recruitment, executive search, personnel development), community contacts (such as public affairs and public relations) and legal advice (within contracts, regulatory compliance, export control, etc.). Going forward, new categories (such as financing, accounting and consultant support for applications) may also become relevant.

Basically, the collaboration enables the association to a greater extent to strengthen our main mission: to create the best possible conditions for our member companies.

Contact person
Robert Limmergård General Secretary +46 8-782 08 85 +46 70-283 56 90

Svensk försvarskompetens

Our philosophy of success is based on truly understanding an industry down to its smallest detail. We believe that the secret behind successful competence provision lies in grasping the whole picture, the challenges, and the specific conditions within the defense sector. Instead of only searching where the light shines, we excel at identifying skills from other areas that can be effectively retrained to meet the unique needs within the defense sector.

With 20 years of experience in niche recruitment, we have refined this ability. Our ambition now is to channel this expertise exclusively for the defense sector, thereby contributing to strengthening Sweden’s security. We are determined to contribute to the defense sector with what we do best: matching the right skills with the right needs, regardless of where those skills originally came from.

Website: Försvarskompetens

AIMS International Sweden

At AIMS International, we offer customized solutions in executive search, board services, and talent management wherever our clients are located worldwide.

We have deep expertise both in “finding” the right external talent in the form of leaders and business-critical specialists and in identifying and developing key personnel already within client companies.

As partners in AIMS International, we are integrated across national borders through common client offerings, working methods, and forms of collaboration. Meanwhile, as a partner company we are locally owned, in our case by ourselves here in Sweden. This ensures that we are well-rooted in our home market and that we can develop in line with the specific needs that exist right here.

Website: Aims Sverige.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is a law firm with extensive expertise in the security and defense sector. With a full-service offering both locally and globally, we provide business legal advice to everything from local startups to globally leading conglomerates. Our industry-specific expertise includes, among other things, export control, sanctions and supply chains, M&A, IP and data protection, labor law, ESG and sustainability, cybersecurity, capital markets, and financing.

Since 1949, Baker McKenzie has provided qualified legal services to several of Sweden’s and the world’s most prominent companies, organizations, and public institutions. Today, Baker McKenzie has nearly 13,500 employees in 74 offices in 45 countries. In Sweden, Baker McKenzie has been present since 1991. The company’s Swedish office is environmentally certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 environmental management system, and since 2020, the operations have achieved net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Website: Baker McKenzie

Florenius & Co

The law firm Florenius & Co. is Sweden’s only law firm with a primary focus on the defense and security market. Business in the defense market has several distinctive characteristics, and different regulations than those that normally govern the market become applicable and gain great significance. Florenius & Co. has over 20 years of industry experience and navigates legal considerations and commercial aspects in areas such as technical innovation, export control, contract law, and Swedish and American procurement regulations.

The vision is to assist clients in the same way that an in-house counsel would, by being present at as early a stage as possible to identify, analyze, and solve problems before large, expensive, and disruptive processes arise. Florenius & Co. has therefore chosen to combine the personal commitment and flexibility that characterize a smaller law firm with the experience and breadth of a larger firm.

Website: Florenius & Co

Mannheimer Swartling

Mannheimer Swartling is a leading law firm with a global presence. We offer expertise in a wide range of business law areas and take pride in being a reliable partner for companies worldwide. With offices spread across the globe, we can provide local expertise while benefiting from international experience and insight. Our goal is to deliver high-quality service and effective solutions for our clients, regardless of where they are located.

Website: Mannheimer Swartling

Contact person: Anders Bergsten

Diplomat Communications

Diplomat Communications is a strategic communications advisor in Sweden that helps companies and organizations build trustful relationships, drive change both internally and externally, and prevent and manage business risks. Diplomat operates at the intersection of business, politics, financial markets, and media, offering a fully integrated service – from strategic expertise to creative activation.

Diplomat’s advisors have extensive experience navigating the defense and security policy landscape. We offer a range of services, including: qualified analysis of political decision-making processes, identification of key players in the preparation and decision-making processes, development of influence and communication strategies, operational support in contact and influence efforts, media management and support in other communicative activities, ongoing strategic advice, and environmental analysis.

Website: Diplomat Communications

Contact person: Tobias Krantz

Rud Pedersen Public Affairs

Rud Pedersen is a European consultancy specializing in public affairs. We help our clients understand and navigate complex public decision-making processes by providing insight into issues where policy and politics have a critical business impact. We advise clients on strategy and assist in planning and executing activities related to positioning and influence.

Defense and security are among several areas of expertise where we can offer consultants with extensive experience from both political and governmental levels in Sweden and other countries. We assist defense companies at all stages of procurements, often even before any formal decision on procurement has been made.

The Rud Pedersen Group also offers related services in brand building, visibility in media and digital channels, as well as producing digital and physical advertising. We also help clients build stronger teams through recruitment, staffing, and organizational development. Quality, creativity, and commitment to the client’s specific business challenges permeate all the services offered.

With Nordic roots, we have over 500 employees in fifteen European markets. Most recently, we have established ourselves in Ukraine and Spain.

Website: Rud Pedersen