May 12, 2014 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling’s Maria Wolleh co-chairs World Women Lawyers’ Conference presented by IBA’s Women Lawyers’ Interest Group

Mannheimer Swartling partner Maria Wolleh co-chaired the International Bar Association’s (IBA) 6th World Women Lawyers’ Conference in her capacity as Co-Chair of the IBA’s Women Lawyers’ Interest Group (WIG).

The Conference attracted almost 150 lawyers from across the globe and was held in Paris on 8-9 May 2014. The Conference included working sessions that focused on women and leadership; in negotiations, in managing “Generation Y” talent, and the profession.

In addition to opening the Conference with conference co-chair Mikiko Otani from Tokyo Public Law Office, Maria Wolleh moderated a working session entitled, “Leading the profession – which initiatives can successfully increase female leadership throughout the legal profession?” – a plenary session focusing on programmes launched by law firms, bar associations, governments and other organisations aimed at increasing female leadership in the legal profession.

In connection with the Conference, the IBA Women Lawyers’ Interest Group awarded Dr Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula the 2014 Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award.

  • For more information about the award, please see the news release issued by the IBA.
  • For more information about the conference, please see the conference programme.

Dr. Maria Wolleh is a partner at Mannheimer Swartling and head of firm’s office in Berlin. She specialises in real estate and company transactions. She frequently advises Nordic real estate funds in relation to their investments in Germany, and has advised Swedish companies on German company acquisitions and establishment in Germany. Dr. Wolleh is a member of the IBA’s Real Estate Committee and has been Co-Chair of IBA’s Women Lawyers’ Interest Group since 2013 after previously having served as the group’s Senior Vice-Chair for two years. She has been a board member of German subsidiary companies and serves as a member of the board and vice-president of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany.