Professional Development Programme
All lawyers take part in our Professional Development Programme, which lasts six years. The programme includes training courses on specific legal topics and subjects such as business management, English language, negotiation skills, legal ethics, public speaking and entrepreneurship. More about the Professional Development Programme.
We see rotation between practice groups as a central aspect of career development for most lawyers at our firm. It enables them to broaden their legal expertise and expand their network within and outside the firm.
The firm offers its lawyers secondment opportunities. Working in-house for a client company enables our lawyers to gain valuable insights into the client’s day-to-day operations and an understanding of its business. You will learn about their challenges while honing your own legal skills.
The start of your career is an important time. On their first day our new employees are introduced to their practice groups. They are quickly put to work on current projects with client contact. They receive support and guidance throughout in the form of tutoring and mentoring.
We work continuously across borders between offices and countries, which means you will be working in a global context. Many of our clients are based overseas and much of our work is in English. Our international presence allows us to offer you the opportunity to work abroad for a time – either at our own offices in Belgium, China, Russia and the US, or at any of our associated offices or another company.
REPORTINGMeet some of our lawyers
Martin Andersén, Associate in the Real Estate group
When I studied law at university I did not know what I wanted to specialise in – mainly because I found most of it interesting. It was only after I had been a summer trainee at Mannheimer Swartling that I realised I wanted to be a business lawyer.Read more about Martin Andersén
Anna Bryngelsson, Partner in the Environment group
Environmental law is an incredibly interesting field. Legislation and case law are constantly evolving, and since virtually all environmental law originates in the European Union, we have to navigate both Swedish and EU law.Read more about Anna Bryngelsson
Niklas Hagbard, Partner in the Corporate Taxation group
My interest in tax law began as far back as the basic course in tax law at Stockholm University. My first summer job in the law was at the Swedish Tax Agency. As I approached graduation, and it was time to look for a job, I knew I wanted to specialise in tax. I was also attracted by the challenge of working at a business law firm. Mannheimer Swartling, with its highly respected tax group, was my first choice.Read more about Niklas Hagbard
Emma Olnäs Fors, Partner in the M&A group
I chose business law to gain a deeper understanding of how business works, but also to have the chance to be at the centre of events. I like solving problems and finding ways forward. Law can serve as a tool to achieve this, but law must be accompanied by knowledge of how things interact, and an understanding of what is important and what drives the client and other parties.Read more about Emma Olnäs Fors
Jacob Rosell Svensson, Associate in the Dispute Resolution group
When I started studying law in Lund, I had no idea neither what business law was nor did I know anything about any other areas of law, for that matter, and I had not heard of Mannheimer Swartling. During my time as a student I was interested in all parts of the law programme, and naturally also enjoyed student life in Lund. What attracted me to business law was the variety, challenges and the role as adviser.Read more about Jacob Rosell Svensson
Maria Holme, Senior Associate in the M&A group
After being a summer trainee at Mannheimer Swartling during law school and experiencing first hand the welcoming atmosphere, approachable colleagues and the work itself, I had no hesitation in applying for a permanent position at the firm upon graduation.Read more about Maria Holme