John Hane


John Hane is a partner at Foyen Advokatfirma and has been with the firm since 1998. He specialises in public procurement and construction law. As an advisor, he has frequently been retained as a strategic advisor before and during procurements for large infrastructure projects, and he also works with the day-to-day administration of such contracts on behalf of public sector construction clients. In this context, John has drafted national template agreements for construction with enhanced collaboration/partnering with application provisions for the Swedish Construction Clients Association, and is, perhaps, regarded as Sweden’s leading specialist in this area.

He is one of two primary authors of a book on partnering, a handbook on procurement of construction contracts, and a research report on increased innovation in conjunction with construction procurement. John also regularly authors articles and is frequently retained as a lecturer and course leader on public procurement and construction.

Areas of expertise
  • LL.M. (Stockholm University, 1988)
    • English
  • ”The Partnering Book – When, how and why partnering in the construction sector takes place” (2019)
  • “Analysis of prohibition against significant changes to a contract under the Public Procurement Act and its connection to Alterations and Additions” (2017)
  • “Procurement of construction works – increased innovation through procurement strategies”, Swedish Competition Authority Contract Research Report 2014:4 (2014)
  • “Procurement of construction works” (2012)


Leading Individual, Legal 500*, Construction, 2022, 2021, 2020 och 2019.
Recommended, Legal 500*, Construction, 2018.
Recommended, Legal 500*, Public Procurement, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 och 2017.

*Every year, Legal 500 carries out a ranking of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. The London-based rankings institute is recognized as one of the world’s largest legal guides, the basis of which consists of over 300,000 interviews based exclusively on merit.