Advokatfirman Schjødt > Stockholm, Sweden > Firm Profile

Advokatfirman Schjødt
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Sweden > Banking and finance Tier 2

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s integrated Nordic finance department handles a wide range of transactions for domestic and international clients, including banks, mezzanine lenders, credit funds, private equity sponsors, and real estate companies. The team specialises in real estate, investment grade, and cross-border leveraged acquisition financings and has recently seen an increase in venture capital and fund financing mandates. Peter Svanqvist, who has considerable experience in cross-border leveraged finance, real estate finance, fund financing and investment grade lending matters, leads the practice alongside leveraged finance and debt restructuring expert Eric Halvarsson.

Practice head(s):

Peter Svanqvist; Eric Halvarsson

Key clients

DNB Bank

Akobo Minerals AB

Ares Management Limited

Danske Bank A/S, Danmark; Sverige Filial

Pandox Aktiebolag

Ture Invest AB

P Capital Partners

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Thoma Bravo

Sixth Street Specialty Lending Europe II Advisors, Ltd

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Nordea Bank Abp

Standout Capital II AB

Stirling Square Capital Partners

Omegapoint Group AB

Artificial Solutions International AB

Trafigura Pte Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to the senior lenders in connection with the amendment and restatement of Odevo Group’s facilities agreement where additional facilities were provided.
  • Advised the committee of senior lenders on the local law aspects in connection with the restructuring of Hilding Anders.
  • Advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG in connection with its development financing of Sturegallerian Aktiebolag for the Development of Sturegallerian.

Sweden > Insolvency Tier 2

With notable experience acting as receiver in bankruptcy proceedings as well as in out-of-court restructurings, Emma Berglund Uväng leads Advokatfirman Schjødt‘s restructuring and insolvency team. Hans Renman has over 30 years’ experience advising insolvency practitioners, auditors, commercial lawyers, banks, and other professionals on a wide range of matters and is regularly involved in domestic and cross-border insolvency-related litigation. Johan Hörnberg is regularly instructed by financially distressed companies, creditors, and debtors. Lars Eric Gustafsson left the firm in March 2023 to start his own firm, while Hedvig Mårstad joined Lindskog Malmström Advokatbyrå in September of the same year.

Practice head(s):

Emma Berglund Uväng

Other key lawyers:

Christofer Hemsedahl; Johan Hörnberg; Johan Linder; Hans Renman


‘The team is dedicated to its task, highly professional, and proficient in communication.’

‘Hans Renman and Emma Berglund Uväng both have long experience in insolvency matters which shows in their work. They are practical and find solutions.’

‘Johan Linder always quickly gives good and correct advice.’ 

‘Emma Berglund Uväng is an experienced lawyer in the field. She is calm, pragmatic, and knowledgeable. She is also trustworthy and client focused and has really good connections within the insolvency field in Sweden. Hans Renman is considered an academic in the field and provides the team with an intellectual edge.’

‘Emma Berglund Uväng and Hans Renman are outstanding lawyers. They are fun to work with and they have good theoretical and practical knowledge. Johan Hörnberg and Johan Linder are also very good at what they do.’

‘Johan Hörnberg is very pragmatic, sharp and easy going.’

‘The firm is very strong within the insolvency field both with regard to legal analysis and to commercial aspects of cases.’

‘Schjødt has an effective team of insolvency lawyers. They are thorough, work methodically and have a calm approach with a clear focus on good results.’

Key clients

Memmo Family AB

Airinum AB

Gotoga Group (Hope Stockholm AB and affiliated companies & Whyred AB and affiliated companies)

Goyada Aktiebolag

Adelsö Entreprenad & Transport AB

Constrera AB

Sea Life Group (Sea Life AB)

MI Andersson Fastighetsbolag AB

Applied Nano Surfaces Sweden AB

Metro Media House AB and Tidnings AB Metro

Hotell Norrtull i Vasastan AB

Box Play Alleato AB

Smart Living Group

Stureplans Tandläkarpraktik AB and affiliated legal person

Mälardalen projektering och entreprenad AB and affiliated companies

Scotch & Soda BV

Work highlights

  • Appointed as official receiver in the bankruptcy of Adelsö Entreprenad & Transport AB, a construction company working primarily in infrastructure projects.
  • Advised Goyada Aktiebolag CashCom i Sverige AB and affiliated companies in relation to their bankruptcy filings.
  • Appointed as official receiver in bankruptcy of Gotoga Group (Hope Stockholm AB, Whyred AB and affiliated companies).

Sweden > Public procurement Tier 2

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s public procurement practice, with lawyers based in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, has a strong reputation for advising major clients on cross-border matters, particularly in the medtech, healthcare, construction, transport, and telecoms sectors. Stockholm-based Fredrik Linder handles contentious and non-contentious cases for both contracting authorities and suppliers, leveraging his considerable experience appearing before courts in procurement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Linder


‘Schjødt is outstanding in handling complex public procurement matters, providing very practical advice adapted to clients’ businesses. They have very good commercial knowledge and are always available. ’

‘Fredrik Linder has huge experience in the field of public procurement and is arguably the best procurement lawyer in Sweden. He provides very practical advice, adapted to clients’ businesses. He applies creative thinking, has very good commercial knowledge and can find new ways to handle cases.’

‘Fredrik Linder offers insight into the intersection of public procurement and financial markets law.’

‘Fredrik Linder is very good within his field and provides a great product every time.’

‘A very good service and quick delivery.’

‘The team from Schjødt provides a high level of service in a short period of time.’

Key clients








Clear Channel

Micasa Fastigheter

The Swedish Central Bank’s Foundation

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Keolis in the Administrative Court of Appeal against two competing suppliers regarding a €400m contract with Västtrafik for bus traffic in Gothenburg.
  • Assisting Electreon with the bidding phase in the Swedish Transport Administration’s first public procurement of an electric motorway (E20 Örebro–Hallsberg).
  • Assisting Skanska with the Swedish Police Authority’s public procurement of a €32m construction contract according to the Swedish Security Protection Act.

Sweden > Tax Tier 2

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s integrated tax team handles both contentious and non-contentious work, including inbound and outbound issues for Nordic and international companies. Practice head Ebba Perman Borg advises on M&A transactions, tax structuring issues, private equity matters, fund structuring work and incentive schemes, and represents clients in the banking, tech, telecoms, and real estate sectors, among others. Senior associate Victor Elovsson is also a key contact, specialising in contentious tax matters, including Swedish interest deductibility issues and tax refunds.

Practice head(s):

Ebba Perman Borg

Other key lawyers:


‘This team provides comprehensive tax advice that is easily digestible. They present technical tax analyses without making it too complex to understand for people not dealing with Swedish taxes on a daily basis.’

‘Ebba Perman Borg has great technical knowledge but also keeps an eye on non-tax/commercial aspects when advising. She is furthermore very responsive and ensures that deadlines are met.’

‘Ebba Perman Borg has her ear to the ground and goes above and beyond to make sure clients receive the most up-to-date and commercially-sound advice in times of constant change.’

‘The unique selling point of the tax team, and the firm in general, is its capacity to provide local Nordic advice with a global mindset, leveraging the broad experience of the firm’s partners and employees.’

‘The tax team is a go-to for clients wishing to get state-of-the-art tax advice combined with a strong commercial understanding, which enables a seamless translation from advice into concrete actions, allowing the client to navigate an increasingly complex tax landscape.’

Key clients

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA)

Triton Partners

FSN Capital



Isadora AB

Sandbrook Capital

Standout Capital II AB

Nuveen Real Estate

Truecaller AB


Kena Health

Vårgrønn AS

Ture Invest AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Nuveen Real Estate / TIAA on the sale of the Nova Lund shopping mall to Skandia Fastigheter.
  • Assisted ASSA ABLOY with its long term incentive program for 2023, rolled out in over 30 jurisdictions.

Sweden > Capital markets Tier 3

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s capital markets group, which is part of the firm’s integrated Nordic/UK transactions department, handles a high volume of ECM mandates, including IPOs and share issuances, with notable strength in the fintech, green tech, mining, and life sciences sectors. Ylva Enquist leads the practice, with Emil Hedberg playing a key role.

Practice head(s):

Ylva Enquist

Other key lawyers:

Emil Hedberg; Adam Sirsjö


‘The team has an ability to see beyond the most readily available procedures.’

‘Ylva Enquist is knowledgeable, proactive and dedicated. Her investment banking and corporate finance experience helps when discussing not only legal matters but also practical things and deal strategy.’

‘The team is knowledgeable and accessible. Questions are readily managed and explained.’

‘Emil Hedberg and Adam Sirsjö stand out for world-class execution in all cases and for always delivering to the same excellent standard, respectively.’

‘Excellent team systematically delivering top-notch and best-in-class services with zero errors over time.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Danske Bank

TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association)



Cinis Fertilizer

Paradox Interactive

ABG Sundal Collier

Pareto Securities

Work highlights

  • Advised Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan in connection with the SEK1.2bn follow-on offering of American depositary receipts in Swedish company Olink Holding, listed on Nasdaq Global.
  • Advised Cinis Fertilizer in connection with its IPO and listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
  • Advised Danske Bank in connection with Midsona’s rights issue of shares.

Sweden > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s dispute resolution practice has a particularly strong reputation for its commercial litigation and arbitration expertise as well as for handling professional liability and IT and telecoms cases; the team is also increasingly engaged in energy disputes. Practice head Ola Hansson has considerable experience handling disputes concerning a wide range of matters, including company law, financial instruments, asset management issues, IT and telecoms elements, and professional liability claims. Carl Rother-Schirren focuses on domestic and international arbitration proceedings as well as commercial litigation before Swedish courts, while Christopher Tehrani specialises in patent disputes in the pharma, tech and medical devices sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ola Hansson

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is quick in its thinking, organised, proactive, structured and explains legal points so they become understandable to the uninitiated.’

‘Erik Odelberg has an impressive ability to understand complex business matters and identify relevant legal issues. He is also excellent at structuring a case to make it easy for the court to grasp and at the same time very convincing.’

‘Carl Rother-Schirren is outstanding in what he does. He is commercial, easy to work with and really knows the law and can also think out of the box. He and his team are very hands on and provide excellent service.’

‘A Scandinavian powerhouse, strong when dealing with cross-border cases.’

‘This team is very competent and service minded. They always see one step further and always deliver an outstanding product.’

‘The team’s strengths are that they are quick to understand the client’s problems, solution-oriented and always ensure that clients understand questions and challenges correctly.’

Key clients

Huawei Technologies AB

The bankruptcy estate of Goyada AB and affiliated entities

Micasa Fastigheter i Stockholm AB


Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Bayer HealthCare LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing Huawei Technologies in a dispute arising out of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority’s exclusion of Huawei products and services in the 5G deployment in Sweden.
  • Representing Micasa Fastigheter i Stockholm AB, a company owned by the City of Stockholm, in a dispute relating to real property maintenance services.
  • Representing the bankruptcy estates of Goyada AB and affiliated entities in numerous disputes, including claims against two directors and the auditor of the group concerning damages.

Sweden > Employment Tier 3

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s employment and pensions team in Stockholm, which is part of the firm’s integrated Swedish/Norwegian practice group, handles a wide range of matters, including those involving redundancies, transfers of employees, and trade secrets protection issues. Jenny Jilmstad has over 25 years’ experience advising domestic and international clients on reorganisations, trade union negotiations, whistleblowing claims, terminations, and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Johan Hörnberg has notable experience in M&A, TUPE transfers and reorganisations, among other areas.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Jilmstad

Other key lawyers:

Johan Hörnberg; Sandra Nilsson


‘The team always provides quick and professional responses in a way that is clear and understandable.’

‘Jenny Jilmstad and Sandra Nilsson are really strong professionals, with broad experience and know-how. They are also both pleasant to work with.’

‘A highly skilled and diverse team. They are also a parent-friendly employer, which is not so common in the business.’

‘Sandra Nilsson combines in-depth knowledge with a unique ability to build trust and confidence in clients. She has the ability to explain complex legal matters in a way that is understandable for lay people and is a rock in emotionally challenging cases.’

‘A knowledgeable team with great experience that provides practical guidance swiftly and in a professional manner. If necessary, they provide deep insights in the actual legislation and case law.’

‘They are able to give advice on complex issues and manage to do so pragmatically. They also have the courage to give clear recommendations and they both understand business challenges and an employer’s perspective. Their approach reflects a strong and robust knowledge base, which is also reflected in their ability to apply or give the obvious answers.’

Key clients





Solera Sweden

Kamic Group

UnitedLex Sweden

Neoen Renewables

RaySearch Laboratories

Resolution Games

Avalanche Studios

Paradox Interactive

Work highlights

  • Advised Intrum AB on day-to-day employment law advice including a special focus on management compensations & incentives.
  • Advised Resolution Games on setting up employment law documents and procedures and other employment issues such as reorganisations, discrimination and work environment.
  • Advised a large pharmaceutical company on questions related to the interpretation and application of complex clauses in collective bargaining agreements, issues regarding background control, and security employment assessments.

Sweden > Insurance Tier 3

Sweden > Intellectual property and media Tier 3

Advokatfirman Schjødt's team 'provides clients with top-notch legal advice within intellectual property law', and garners praise for its strength in handling multi-jurisdictional IP mandates. The 'brilliant' Sanna Wolk is 'an IP rock star'; she co-heads the practice with Christopher Tehrani, a key contact for patent and IP litigation, and Thomas Nygren, who has extensive experience in handling work for clients in the technology sector. Associate Hilda Melander is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Tehrani; Sanna Wolk; Thomas Nygren

Other key lawyers:


‘The IP team at Schjødt is excellent, and Sanna Wolk is a great asset for our business. Sanna Wolk is excellent on IP! Sanna Wolk and her IP team serve up perspicacious advice on different IP issues, and Sanna Wolk is a great litigator.’

‘Sanna Wolk is a brilliant IP lawyer and litigator with extensive experience in the IP field. She demonstrates excellent judgement and provides an absolutely first-class service.

‘The IP team under Sanna Wolk’s lead is excellent. We work in several countries, and Sanna Wolk’s knowledge about IP laws in different countries is important for our business.’

‘Sanna Wolk has a very experienced and results-driven team that support us in both IP and other legal issues. Sanna Wolk and her team invest in relationships and provide a top-notch service. Sanna Wolk has skills, knows value and is very likeable.’

Sanna Wolk is like an “IP reference book” regarding national, regional and international IP laws. One of her recent projects for us includes consolidating and strengthening our IP portfolio in several countries. She has done a terrific job that benefited our business. Sanna Wolk is an IP rock star!

‘This practice is competent and has a high level of integrity. The team provides clients with top-notch legal advice within intellectual property law. The lawyers in the practice are really keen on understanding the client’s business. ’

‘I have been working with Sanna Wolk and Christopher Tehrani. Sanna is a great negotiator and has an in depth understanding of intellectual property law. She is quick to reply and great at staying in touch also outside of the current legal matters. Christopher is very good to work with. He is perceptive of the client’s needs, but has enough integrity to say “no”.’

‘Sanna Wolk is brilliant. She is responsive, creative and excellent at IP issues. Sanna Wolk is an IP lawyer and litigator with extensive experience. She demonstrates excellent judgement and knows when to act.

Key clients

ICA Gruppen

Bayer HealthCare LLC

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Bankomat AB

Mental Health in Mind International

Engineering For Development Operations

Prins Carl Philips och Prinsessan Sofias Stiftelse


Work highlights

  • Representing Bayer HealthCare LLC, Bayer Consumer Care AG and Bayer AB in high-value patent proceedings before the Patent and Market Court against Mylan AB.
  • Acting for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals in ongoing patent litigation against Novartis.
  • Representing Bankomat AB in trade mark litigation against competitors in relation to use of the BANKOMAT trademark.

Sweden > Real estate Tier 3

Advokatfirman Schjødt's team draws upon the firm's broad expertise in tax, financing, and insolvency matters to assist real estate sector clients with all stages of the property life cycle. The firm has offices in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, facilitating a strong cross-border presence throughout the Nordics. Practice head Charles Andersson is 'very efficient' and 'always prepared', and has a solid track record in handling transactional matters. Andersson is ably supported by associate William Lundgren, who is active in work involving commercial leases.

Practice head(s):

Charles Andersson

Other key lawyers:


‘They have a great knowledge about the industry, the relevant laws, but also commercial instincts. Meaning that they know how to create the best value for us in negotiations. ’

‘Charles Andersson is always prepared, always knows more, and can always manoeuvre the room in a perfect way. I could not work with another partner/law firm as long as he is around.’

‘They prioritise us as a customer, and we use them frequently. They work hard and deliver the goods.’

‘I have been pleased with the team’s ability to address a variety of topics related to renewable energy, permits, land agreements, real estate and tax. ’

‘I like to highlight Charles Andersson being very efficient in drafting text for agreements and skilled in negotiations.’

Key clients


Northwood Investors

Svenska Stadsbyggen

Nuveen Real Estate


Norwegian Hospitality Group



Erla Eiendom AS (formerly City Finansiering AS)

Vårgrønn AS

Work highlights

  • Advised Nuveen Real Estate on the sale of the Nova Lund shopping centre to Skandia Fastigheter.
  • Advised LogiDev on the acquisitions of two large logistics development assets.
  • Advised ResiDev on the acquisition of Gustavsberg Centrum.

Sweden > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s transactions group in Stockholm works closely with the firm’s partner offices in Norway, Denmark, and the UK to advise on a wide range of domestic and cross-border matters. Ylva Enquist in Stockholm leads the group alongside Tord Fondevik in Oslo. Pontus Bergsten has considerable experience advising private equity sponsors and listed companies, particularly in the eSports, media, gaming, construction and healthcare sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ylva Enquist; Tord Fondevik

Other key lawyers:

Pontus Bergsten; Joachim Funariu


‘Joachim Funariu is outstanding when it comes to M&A and other corporate matters. He is innovative, bright, commercially minded, and service oriented.’

‘Pontus Bergsten has a very strong commercial understanding and a good tactical approach in negotiations as well as attention to detail.’ 

‘Joachim Funariu is very service minded, has good people skills, and is pragmatic and flexible.’

‘A very competent team with excellent collaboration skills, excellent at understanding the clients position and and how to support the client in internal processes, decision making, and when negotiating deals.’

‘The team offers great commercial understanding and client attention.’

‘A pragmatic, commercial and service-minded team.’

Key clients


NCC Group

Leo Vegas



FSN Capital

Brunswick Corporation

Are Group

Ramboll Group

Locus Infra

Robert Bosch Group

Standout Capital

Thoma Bravo


Work highlights

  • Advising NCC Group on all of its material M&A transactions for more than 10 years, including on the sale of its entire No Dig business in Sweden and Norway to No Dig Alliance (NDA AB) owned by private equity company Equip Capital.
  • Advised Ramboll in relation to its investment in Estate Logs AB.
  • Advised XQS in its divestment of substantially all assets and liabilities of its business outside of the US to the Scandinavian Tobacco group.

Sweden > EU and competition Tier 4

Advokatfirman Schjødt’s Swedish EU and competition practice works closely with the firm’s partner offices in Norway and Denmark to offer a pan-Nordic service, specialising in cross-border merger control matters. Mats Johnsson, who has over 30 years of experience in the field, leads the team in Stockholm. He is noted for representing clients before Swedish and European competition authorities.

Practice head(s):

Mats Johnsson

Key clients

Jackon Holding AS

Schlumberger Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Jackon group on the merger control aspects of competitor Bewi’s bid for Jackon.
  • Assisted Schlumberger Limited on all aspects of its participation in a joint venture together with Aker Solutions and Subsea 7.

Sweden > IT and telecoms Tier 4

Advokatfirman Schjødt has notable strength in the telecoms space, with recognised expertise in acting for major international clients, such as Huawei and Starlink, in high-profile Swedish regulatory matters. Department head Thomas Nygren is adept at handling contentious and non-contentious telecoms matters. Ola Hansson provides key support on contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Nygren

Other key lawyers:


‘Great people with in-depth knowledge in technology and telecoms. Also knowledgeable in media distribution rights.’

‘Thomas Nygren is very capable and has delivered in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

MedHelp Sjukvårdsrådgivning

Vermiculus Financial Technology AB

Green Storage (Nugreen Services)

Cinis Fertilizer AB

MedHelp Care

Metacon AB

Nenda AB

XLN Audio AB

Starlink (SpaceX)


Work highlights

  • Acting as lead counsel for Huawei Technology in the dispute between Huawei and the Swedish State regarding the banning of Huawei equipment for the Swedish 5G market.
  • Assisting SpaceX with telecom regulatory matters in Sweden.
  • Assisting Vermiculus Financial Technology with development and licensing agreements with three world leading securities exchanges, as well as working on new mandates.
Photo Name Position Profile
Charles Andersson photo Charles Andersson Partner. Co-head of Real Estate department
Emma Berglund Uväng photo Emma Berglund Uväng Partner. Co-head of Bank, Finance and Restructuring department
Pontus Bergsten photo Pontus Bergsten Partner
Ebba Perman Borg photo Ms Ebba Perman Borg Partner
Jesper Fahlgren photo Mr Jesper Fahlgren Associate
Ylva Forsberg photo Ylva Forsberg Partner
Eric Halvarsson photo Eric Halvarsson Partner
Christoffer Hamilton photo Christoffer Hamilton Partner
Ola Hansson photo Ola Hansson Partner. Co-head of Dispute Resolution department
Emil Hedberg photo Emil Hedberg Partner
Christofer Hemsedahl photo Mr Christofer Hemsedahl Partner
Jenny Jilmstad photo Jenny Jilmstad Partner. Head of Employment practice group
Mats Johnsson photo Mats Johnsson Partner
Fredrik Linder photo Fredrik Linder Partner. Co-head of Industry department
Thomas Myrdal photo Thomas Myrdal Partner
Thomas Nygren photo Thomas Nygren Partner
Hans Renman photo Hans Renman Partner
Carl Rother-Schirren photo Carl Rother-Schirren Partner
Peter Svanqvist photo Mr Peter Svanqvist Partner and Head of Banking & Finance practice group
Christopher Tehrani photo Mr Christopher Tehrani Partner
Sanna Wolk photo Ms Sanna Wolk Sanna Wolk is a Professor (jur. dr) and a special advisor in…

Schjødt is internationally recognized and respected as one of Scandinavia’s top-tier law firms. It has strong UK law capabilities and a reputation for legal excellence.

With a team of more than 300 lawyers from several nationalities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the UK, Schjødt has the capacity and expertise to tailor legal advice to clients’ professional and geographical business objectives and needs.

The pan-Scandinavian reach and UK law capabilities partnered with an extensive portfolio of foreign clients and matters, are an important strategic advantage for Schjødt. By combining insights, skills, and services from all four jurisdictions, Schjødt can serve foreign clients doing business in Scandinavia and the UK and Scandinavian and UK clients in need of legal services abroad, in addition to offering full-service advisory domestically.

Schjødt’s London office is strategically placed in one of the world’s most important financial centres, an important business hub for a wide range of industries.

Norway is not a member of the EU but, due to its membership of the European Economic Area, it is legally bound by EEA Law as regards the freedom of goods, services, people and financial resources. To ensure focus, specialist skills and quality client services, we have established:

  • German desk
  • Russian desk
  • Chinese desk
  • Indian desk
  • Nordic desk
  • UK desk
  • US deskSchjødt also has excellent relationships with law firms on all continents.

Schjødt is recognised and respected as one of Scandinavia’s top law firms, with a particular reputation for legal excellence – a reputation on which we will not compromise. While pursuing legal excellence and across every part of our business, we strive to create an inclusive environment that embraces differences and fosters inclusion. We believe that valuing diversity and offering inclusiveness is a competitive differentiator enabling us to achieve our vision to create unmatched value for both our clients and colleagues.

We embrace a diverse workforce and therefore aim to recruit and retain a workforce that is representative of our society’s diversities, for example with respect to various nationalities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientation, beliefs, status, and (dis)abilities.

Schjødt’s diversity commitment is based on our core values and focuses on equal opportunity, respect, inclusiveness and flexibility throughout the whole firm. We actively strive to create an inclusive workplace for all.

We maintain that employees shall be promoted on their merits and based on objective standards, and no employees shall experience that their background, belief or lifestyle affects their opportunities within our firm. We treat co-workers with dignity, fairness and respect and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment based on differences of background, belief or lifestyle. We likewise welcome clients, vendors, and all other visitors equally regardless of their background or appearance.

To achieve a diverse and inclusive environment, we recognize the value of recruiting employees with different backgrounds, knowledge, and experience. We are committed to ensure that gender is not a barrier to career opportunities and advancement. We provide a representation of all genders throughout all recruitment processes and we believe that through gender-balanced leadership and talent pipelines, we can better represent our customers’ needs. Therefore, we actively ensure that gender diversity and equal treatment across gender lines is prioritized particularly in our pay and promotions processes.

Schjødt recognizes that traditionally duties outside of the workplace have hindered lawyers’ advancement. We affirmatively encourages employees to assume these duties, and we work to compose a workplace with employees who have a variety of life circumstances. We recognizes the need to ensure that employees feel valued and are not hindered in living a full life, no matter their background or needs, while still receiving the opportunity to participate and advance their career with Schjødt. People are our most valuable asset and we strive to make flexible working arrangements available where appropriate, as we appreciate that not everyone can and will work the same hours or in the same way.

In Denmark we are a part of Dansk Industri’s Diversity Pledge.