Sweden’s Mannheimer strengthens employment with Linklaters hire

Sweden’s largest firm, Mannheimer Swartling, is boosting its employment team with the hire of Linklaters’ local employment head Anders Nordstrom.

Nordström has been a partner and head of the Nordic employment team at Linklaters since 2001, and has also headed the firm’s Swedish litigation group in the past. He advises the state and corporates on general employment law, with a focus on litigation and arbitration.

His client list includes CA Cheuvreux Nordic, the Swedish Government, the Royal Bank of Scotland and AMF Pension.

Mannheimer managing partner Jan Dernestam said the hire was part of the firm’s strategy to strengthen its full-service offering. Currently the firm has a relatively small employment team headed by Stockholm partner Henric Diefke.

Nordström will start work at Mannheimer in October 2013.

This is the first significant lateral hire for Mannheimer for some time. Earlier this year the firm lost Berlin partner Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann to Nordic firm Magnusson (5 February 2013).

Linklaters’ only lateral hire in Sweden came from Hannes Snellman in 2011, when private equity partner Roger Johnson moved to the magic circle firm (12 December 2011).