InterviewMaria Holme

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. My first practice group was Corporate Taxation and this provided a fantastic start. I really enjoyed being involved in tax procedures, and it was exciting to analyse challenging tax issues and draft legal arguments for court hearings.

I had no hesitation in applying for a permanent position at the firm.

After two years in Corporate Taxation, I rotated to the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice group, where I chose to stay. I enjoy the diverse and face-paced nature of M&A, the insight it affords into different industries, and being able to be a part of exciting transactions. M&A involves teamwork and we work in close cooperation with the firm’s specialist groups. It is impressive to see the competence among my colleagues in handling every possible, and seemingly impossible, matter that may emerge in a project.

The firm also gave me the opportunity of working as a secondee lawyer in Tokyo, at one of Japan’s largest law firms. This was the most incredible six months. Not only was I able to work with business law in a totally new cultural context, but I also got to know an amazing country that differs from Sweden in many respects.

Mannheimer Swartling has close relationships with many law firms around the globe. While this of course facilitates smooth cooperation between lawyers in complex cross-border transactions, it also makes international secondments possible.