Interview with: Ulla Fabricius, Attorney at Law, Partner
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Attorney at law and partner Ulla Fabricius talks about her successful work as a lawyer and predicts the biggest challenge for clients over the next year.
What has been your greatest achievement, in a professional and personal capability?
As a female lawyer specialized within Shipping- and Transport law, I am proud to have made my way to become a highly trusted and recognized legal adviser for many clients in the industry. I take particular pride in having worked closely together with the industry to obtain the changes in the regulation on driving and rest time, which were so essential for the industry. On a personal level, I am happy having been able to have a family and raise our wonderful children besides having a career.
What do you do differently from your peers in the industry?
I have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of my client’s business and situation for which reason I have a very good background for reaching the best possible solution to legal issues presented to me by clients.
I have drafted the Danish legal commentary to the CMR Convention, which gives me a very solid basis for advising on CMR matters including logistics and project cargo.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Do not worry so much – you will be able to become a trusted adviser within your field.
Can you give me a practical example of how you helped a client add value to the business?
I have advised a client on how to negotiate a balanced logistics contract which resulted in the client winning the contract because they could see possibilities where most of their competitors saw obstacles.
Within your sector, what do you think will be the biggest challenge for clients over the next 12 months?
Competition is still fierce. The upcoming new EU regulation on, amongst others, Cabotage is expected to create new challenges as it is essential for the transport companies to find hauliers and drivers to carry cargo within Europe.