Anna Bryngelsson, Senior Associate 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.
Since the legislation is so new, there are many questions that have never been tried and there is plentiful scope for argument. We often act for our clients in the courts and in dealings with public authorities, mostly in writing. This suits me as I like to write.
Environmental law is an incredibly interesting field.
I also like working at the interface between law and science. We often work with technical consultants such as engineers, chemists or biologists. As lawyers, we need to understand the technical side of a case – how a chemical product works, for example, or why an industry produces certain emissions. But we also need to act as a bridge – translating technical facts into law.
I have learnt a great deal through my involvement with other parts of the firm. For instance, I was the firm's ambassador to SOS Children's Villages in 2015, helping to raise colleagues' engagement and awareness of Mannheimer Swartling's long-standing partnership with SOS Children's Villages. I travelled with my fellow ambassadors to Mozambique, where we were able to see the important work being done there by the organisation. It was a life-changing trip that I am truly glad I was able to make.