Hans Svensson appointed new Head of Country for Bird & Bird in Sweden

23 March 2015

Bird & Bird today announces that its Corporate and Tech & Comms partner, Hans Svensson, will be replacing Katarina Åhlberg as the new Head of Country for Sweden, with effect from this month. Hans will be supported by an Executive Committee including partners Gabriel Lidman and Jerker Edström.

Hans has more than 15 years of experience in Swedish and international private and public corporate transactions, capital and financing transactions, strategic alliances. He works with several of Sweden's and the Nordic region's most exciting up and coming companies and with many of the firms largest and most well-known clients internationally.

This appointment marks a new stage in the development of Bird & Bird's business in Sweden. The new management team will implement an ambitious growth strategy based on some of our main strengths: technology, and helping businesses that are being fundamentally affected by new technological changes.

David Kerr, CEO of Bird & Bird, commented: "I'd like to thank Katarina for her considerable efforts during her eight years in the Head of Country role. I am confident that the new management team will encourage further growth of our practice in Sweden, and in the broader Nordic region. We have a major geographic footprint being the only international law firm with offices in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. We have an excellent platform to service our clients across these markets and we look forward to further capitalising on new opportunities."

Hans added: "I very much look forward to taking over the management of the Stockholm office with all the responsibilities and challenges it entails. We are now raising the level of ambition, and will further strengthen our competitiveness. We aim to focus on offering our clients a more modern and innovative way of working together based on the highest quality of advice, genuine understanding of our clients' businesses and our international reach."