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Practice Profile

Lars Kruse is now in his fifth decade of practising law, he has specialised as a defence attorney since 1989, building a substantial criminal practice in southern Sweden. During his first 15 years of practise Lars Kruse also worked on civil disputes, litigation, and arbitration but then choose to concentrate solely on criminal cases. Over the years Lars Kruse has become a highly sought-after defender, working mainly with cases related to organised crime, gang related crime, murder, attempted murder, serious narcotics offences, blackmail and aggravated fraud but also white-collar crime like insider trading, accounting fraud and tax evasion. 

Many of Lars Kruse's cases have attracted media attention so he is very experienced at handling the media. Due to this his services are also used by the media as an expert commentator, the most spectacular as expert for two of Sweden's largest daily papers broadcasting live during the murder trial of submarine captain Peter Madsen in Copenhagen district court 2018. 

Due to his Norwegian origin and his geographical position just opposite Denmark, Lars Kruse has an extensive network which includes lawyers both in the greater Copenhagen area and in Oslo. 

Lars Kruse has for ten consecutive years been voted by his peers in the top ten list of defence attorneys they would choose. 


  • LL.M. (University of Lund 1982)


  • Law clerk, Angelholm district court, 1982 - 1985
  • Junior Associate, 1986 - 1989
  • Founding Partner, Advokaterna Juhlin & Kruse, 1990 - 2012
  • Founding Partner, Advokatbyran Kruse & Co, 2012 - 


  • Swedish Bar Association, 1989 -
  • Member of the disciplinary committee, Swedish Bar Association, 2022 -
  • Member of EUROPEAN Criminal Bar Association, 2018 -


Educating on a regular basis since 2012 for the Swedish Bar Association. 

  • criminal proceedings for junior associates as part of their graduating for the Bar Exam;
  • criminal proceedings for lawyers working with criminal cases (step 1 and 2);
  • how to act as a senior principal for juniors;
  • Lars is an internationally respected trainer participating in advanced training events throughout the world with Limhamnsgruppen AB, in cooperation with French, Swiss,lrish, Danish,British and American lawyers.


  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • English
  • German