Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Anders Lundberg of Hellström in Stockholm, Sweden.

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
It’s a business law practice with a focus on mergers & acquisitions, but also specialized advice to the finance and energy sectors and to businesses in general. Hellström, where I am a partner, is a 30 lawyers business practice located in Stockholm.

Who would be your typical client?
Swedish and foreign corporations.

What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
That I am an experienced and skilled lawyer who is dedicated to my clients’ success!

What has been your most challenging case? Why?
Probably some litigations early on in my career that kept me up at night worrying about the outcome. Some were eventually won, others lost. I can think of a few major transactions as well that were challenging because of the complexity and values at stake. My latest transaction was in the food wholesale business, a merger between two large Swedish corporate.

What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
Again, winning in the court room early on in my career. Nothing compares to that as far as professional satisfaction goes.

What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
I am married and a father of two daughters. Much time is spent with the family. In the summer we go boat riding in the archipelago outside Stockholm. I also enjoy hunting a couple of times each year and pictorial art and art history.

What would surprise people most about you?
No surprises I’m afraid – or perhaps that I actually managed to quit smoking some time ago! A lot of people had given up on me in that regard.

What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
The ILN-events in New York and Houston were both great. I have always enjoyed the U.S. and all the friendly people over there. In terms of referrals, I had the opportunity to work with Epstein Becker a few years ago and they did great work.

What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
Good question, when younger, I saw myself as potentially a great writer of fiction!

If a movie were made of your life, who would you want to play you?
Bill Murray..? Only I’m not that funny so he would have to hold back.

How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who grew wiser with age but managed to keep a youthful mind.

 

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