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 an ILN member who I had dinner with yesterday evening, Johan Sund of our member firm, Ekenberg & Andersson in Sweden!
In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
Solving problems for clients in an international environment.
Who would be your typical client?
A small or mid-sized company looking to expand its business.
What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
That my field of practice is wide and that I work with most of my clients on various issues such as M&A, litigation, employment law and IP law.
What has been your most challenging case?
Hopefully still ahead of me.
What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
The same day as I graduated from law school, I managed to settle a contractual dispute in court. I had been working on this case for quite some time during my internship at a law firm, and this was the first time I achieved something in court.
What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
Spending time with my family, working on my summer house in northern Sweden.
What would surprise people most about you?
In the ’90s, I used to play in a band inspired by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and Erasure.
What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
The European meeting in Istanbul in 2007 – Saturday night, our hosts took us to the best club in the city just by the waterline, we closed the place in the morning hours.
What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
Musician with my own band.
If a movie were made about your life, who would you want to play you?
Alexander Skarsgård or Ethan Hawk.
How would you like to be remembered?
As a good friend.