We are the leading business law firm in the Nordic region and our clients include companies and organisations around the world. A large percentage of our assignments have an international or cross-border element, and some of our work is only tangentially related to Sweden.
We have a long tradition of including non-Swedish lawyers in our firm to provide cutting-edge legal expertise in many different practice areas and industry sectors from our offices in Sweden and around the world. At the same time, we are completely integrated as a single, true partnership firm which facilitates an exchange of experience and encourages international involvement.
Mannheimer Swartling offers unique opportunities for your development. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions.
CareersOpportunities as a lawyer
We are a full-service business law firm offering a range of practice areas virtually unrivalled in the Nordic region. This broad scope of our practice offers our associates a unique opportunity to broaden their legal skills and business acumen, while working at the very centre of the business community.
We feel that lawyers acting at the top of their fields need specialised expertise coupled with a reasonably broad knowledge of other areas of business law. Our Professional Development Programme, the first of its kind in Sweden when it was introduced over a decade ago, runs for a total of six years and is designed to supplement the technical and business development opportunities offered within the individual practice groups. Practical legal training, given during the first two years, provides newly employed lawyers with a broad foundation in business law as well as training in a number of other subjects which business lawyers encounter on a daily basis.
This includes courses in professional ethics, business administration, risk management and legal English. During the latter part of the programme, training is provided in practical business skills, project management, business development and negotiation and presentation techniques. In addition to the firm's general training programme, advanced and specialist training is provided in each practice group. A number of practice groups have Professional Development Lawyers. They work with the group’s competence development and identification, collection, development and dissemination of the know-how created within the group.
We are a Swedish firm with an extensive international business. This means that we follow our clients in their international business. We have offices in New York, Frankfurt, Berlin, Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Brussels. The strategy underlying our offices outside Sweden is to provide legal advice to Nordic clients abroad as well as providing advice on Swedish law to foreign clients. We are an independent firm although we do co-operate closely with other leading law firms around the world, which means that we can offer tailored,
international teams with lawyers from Mannheimer Swartling as project managers. We bridge the gap between different legal systems and business cultures, something which our clients value greatly. Our international reach enables us to provide great opportunities for secondment abroad; either at our own offices, with one of our good-friend firms or at another company, e.g. an investment bank. Please contact us if you are interested in applying for a position that is not being currently advertised.
If you are interested in applying for a position – as an associate or within support – that is not being currently advertised, please contact us.
Mannheimer Swartling is Sweden’s largest business law firm and has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Helsingborg. In total, the Swedish offices have approximately 300 lawyers.
Our local presence means that we are intimately acquainted with regional developments. It also means that our local offices are able to focus on the legal fields which are prevalent in the region in question. But most of all, it enables us to be close to our Swedish clients, which we believe is of decisive importance for long-term co-operation.
Our German practice focuses on the core areas General Corporate (including small-cap M&A and other forms of establishing), Real Estate, Dispute Resolution and Employment, and in connection with transactions within these areas we also provide complementary services in the fields of Banking and Finance, Competition and Environment.
Our firm’s German business is run from two offices in Frankfurt and Berlin. All lawyers have international work experience, are educated in Germany and hold the title Rechtsanwalt (German attorney-at-law). Many of them speak Swedish or other Nordic languages. The German offices work fully integrated and seamlessly, not only between Frankfurt and Berlin, but also with our Swedish and other offices, in most of which we have additional lawyers with German backgrounds, degrees or education or at least good knowledge of the German language.
From our German offices, we also maintain good contacts with leading law firms in Germany and its bordering countries, in particular Switzerland and Austria.
The type and range of cases conducted by our German offices underline Mannheimer Swartling’s continued strong position with Nordic companies operating in Germany. Year after year, this position is recognised by relevant rankings and guides, such as the JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms which highlights “German-Scandinavian legal relations“ and “international inbound transactions” as our particular strengths.
Bereiche M&A/Gesellschaftsrecht und Arbeitsrecht
In 1990 Mannheimer Swartling became the very first European law firm to open an office in what was then the Soviet Union. The firm’s activities were at first primarily related to litigation and arbitration, but soon broadened and now cover most areas of business law. Activities are directed from our office in Moscow, with Russian and Swedish lawyers. The Russian affairs are fully integrated into the firm’s overall business, and its lawyers have full access to the experience and competence of the whole firm. Mannheimer Swartling has an extensive understanding of the Russian market and its business climate. Clients are primarily large companies, banks and investors based in Scandinavia or Northern Europe, as well as their Russian subsidiaries. Within the area of arbitration, the office works with some of Russia’s largest corporate groups.
We are always interested in hearing from motivated students or experienced lawyers.
What do we offer?
- Advanced legal work in an international environment
- Internal training
- A pleasant office environment
- Opportunities for placements in one of our other offices
What do we require from you?
- Paralegal: Final year student with very high marks from a reputable Russian university.
- Associate: You have a degree and very high marks from a reputable university in Russia. You have worked for a couple
of years at one of the largest international law firms in Russia, or at one of the largest Russian law firms.
In 2007, Mannheimer Swartling opened offices in both Shanghai and Hong Kong and several experienced professionals were recruited. Currently, the firm has about 15+ lawyers/legal consultants stationed in China, providing services mainly to clients from the Nordic region (Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway). Most of such clients are recommended by our other offices around the world. Primarily, the firm's offices in China focus on the commercial and legal environment in China including foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, regulatory and compliance and bank and finance.
The firm’s Hong Kong office also provides services such as providing a company secretary for a great number of companies as well as assisting with trade mark applications in Hong Kong and China.
The firm’s Hong Kong office has an international arbitration team. The team in Hong Kong is fully integrated with the rest of the firm’s global arbitration practice enabling it to draw from the firm’s experience and resources wherever they may be.
In close co-operation with EU and competition law specialists located at other offices, the Brussels office provides expert advice on all areas of EU law, including competition law, merger control, dumping, free movement of goods, public procurement and state aid. The lawyers in Brussels represent clients before the European Commission and EU courts in all types of matters, and have close contact with the EU institutions. This enables them to assist our clients quickly and to react swiftly to changes in law or policy. The Brussels office can also assist in approaching and lobbying politicians and civil servants at both EU and member state level.
Our New York office focuses primarily on transactions and dispute management, as well as general business law advice in areas where Scandinavian companies often need help in the United States. Part of this work involves keeping our network of US co-operating partners up to date and vital.
Contact us if you are interested in knowing more about our work in New York or what opportunities we might have here for you.
SupportSupport staff at Mannheimer Swartling
Mannheimer Swartling has a diverse professional support organisation that works closely with the lawyers. The firm is a dynamic and exciting workplace and offers the right personal challenges in a collegial working environment.