We’ve been instructed by the Stockholm office of a leading international firm to assist them in encouraging Scandinavian Private Equity and Corporate lawyers to return to the Nordics.
The firm is large, international, and very highly regarded, and their top-ranked team focuses on advising investors and corporates on Private Equity and cross-border M&A and restructuring matters (including distressed M&A).
On behalf of clients of all sizes (from major Nordic and international Private Equity houses to smaller businesses and funds across a range of sectors) they handle public-to-private buy-out transactions, corporate carve-outs, dual track exits, and M&A transactions relating to financial institutions, infrastructure, and technology. They also advise on restructurings and distressed M&A or investing.
Due to ongoing and consistent growth, they are now looking to expand the team with the addition of at least one mid-level (2-5 year) lawyer. While legal qualification in Sweden itself or the Scandinavian region isn’t required, fluency in Swedish or another Scandinavian language would make candidates significantly more attractive due to the increased levels of responsibility they could be given with clients for whom English isn’t the language of business.
Years of experience are counted from graduation in Sweden, so it is likely that if you have qualified in England & Wales through the usual training contract system, you will already be a 2nd year lawyer when you are an NQ in England & Wales’ terms.
This is a sensational opportunity for a Scandinavian native who has gained international experience as a corporate/private equity lawyer in another part of the world to return to Sweden with a high quality, high profile firm.
In order to be considered for this role you will be:
- Be Qualified as a lawyer and gained 2-5 years’ experience in international Private Equity/M&A work;
- Almost certainly be a native Scandinavian language speaker (other candidates who have learnt Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or Finnish to business level fluency may also be considered);
- Client-centric and able to build, maintain and nurture internal and external relationships;
- Results-focused, and have a genuine interest in the work you do for your clients;
- Skilled in excellent written and verbal communication.