September 11, 2015 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling welcomes over 80 firms from all corners of the globe to Stockholm for an independent law firm summit

On the occasion of its 25th Anniversary, Mannheimer Swartling has invited a select group of independent law firms to Stockholm to participate in an international symposium on law firm strategies. Close to 150 senior lawyers from over 80 firms in 35 countries are meeting in Stockholm to discuss “Independent law firms – past, present and future”.

“It’s an honour for Mannheimer Swartling to welcome distinguished friends and colleagues from around the world to Stockholm for this symposium. The scope and scale of this conference is a first and that these individuals have chosen to take the time to join us here today illustrates the value independent law firms see in working together to address the challenges and identify the opportunities in the coming years,” says Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner, Mannheimer Swartling.

The conference is being held in Stockholm on 11-12 September 2015. The focus of the discussions will be on strategies for independent firms; comparing and contrasting global and regional strategies as well as strategies for multi-disciplinary firms. The panels include representatives from prominent law firms in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

While Mannheimer Swartling’s roots date to 1877, the firm in its current form was born from the 1990 merger of Mannheimer & Zetterlöf and Carl Swartling Advokatbyrå. The firm has commemorated its 25th Anniversary on several occasions this year by hosting seminars in Malmö and Gothenburg to discuss sustainability and the potential for enterprise in these regions, and in Stockholm to discuss lawyers, law and the future of legal services in Sweden.

Additionally, the firm has published an anniversary book, “I näringslivets tjänst – 25 år med Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå” (“In the service of enterprise: 25 years with Mannheimer Swartling”). Instead of describing the firm’s history and internal development over the past 25 years, the book takes the environment in which the firm operates as a starting point and portrays significant events in Swedish history during this period. The book was authored by Jonas Malmborg, a business journalist, who was guided by André Andersson, a partner at Mannheimer Swartling.