– the legal industry’s only law firm director who is not a member of the Swedish Bar Association
17 January 2017
Linnéa Djursén took over as CEO of Foyen the 1st of January 2017. This makes Foyen the only major law firm in Sweden with a CEO who is not a member of the Swedish Bar Association. In addition, Linnéa Djursén is one of the few women executives in the industry. The goal is for Foyen to be the obvious choice for clients with technology-intensive businesses in need of legal expertise.
Having been Foyen's Deputy CEO and CFO, Linnéa Djursén is now stepping forward to become CEO. Linnéa will thus become one of the few women executives in the industry and, in addition, the only CEO of one of Sweden's 20 largest firms* who is not a member of the Swedish Bar Association. The goal is clear. Foyen wants to create even greater value for its clients and develop the firm as an industry leader in the provision of technology-intensive legal advice.
– I want to contribute to further advancing Foyen’s market position. Foyen is going to be a modern law firm with the market's leading lawyers for major project-related and technology-related law. We will become even better at understanding our clients' businesses and developing services based on their needs, says Linnea Djursén. She continues:
– Our goal is also to strengthen our offering of services in the area of business law. Our current recruitment of four business lawyers from Nyman Rudenstam provides us with an immediate enhancement of expertise in this area.
– With Linnéa as our CEO, we are paving the way for the future of leadership in the industry. She has vast business development experience from various industries and understands our operations well. We are now gaining a CEO who can concentrate exclusively on developing Foyen and, at the same time, our lawyers can devote more energy to what they are best at – creating Sweden’s most satisfied clients, notes John Hane, Chairman of the Board of Foyen.
Source: *Sweden’s largest law firms (based on turnover) according to Affärsvärlden 2016, Foyen, allabolag.se. and the websites of Sweden’s 20 largest law firms. Adjusted based on Foyen’s appointment of a new CEO on 1 January 2017.
About Linnéa Djursén
Linnéa has been with Foyen since 2012 as Deputy CEO and CFO. Previously, she was the CEO and partner of Folkhemmet, a furniture and interior design firm. She has also held CFO positions at Aldata Solution and Know IT, and has worked as an auditor at Svensk Revision.
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Linnéa Djursén, CEO of Foyen as of 1 January 2017
+46 (0)8-506 184 44, firstname.lastname@example.org
Annica Hentze, Head of Communication at Foyen
+46 (0)723-73 16 27, email@example.com
Foyen is a law firm which, ever since it was founded in 1987, has carved out three basic principles that define how we work: industry focus, an understanding of business, and outstanding expertise in the relevant areas of the law. And this has served us and our clients well. The firm now has some 80 employees in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Falun. Our primary practice areas are in the construction and property sector, technology-intensive industry, mining and fore