Work Life Quiz: Steen Rosenfalck, Miller Rosenfalck

What’s your favourite ­restaurant? Viet Ho, off Kingsland Road in Dalston.


What was your first-ever job?

Helping special needs ­children with their ­homework.

What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?

My first advocacy as a trainee, when my client changed his statement during cross-examination. He lost his case.

Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out what’s really going on in the office?

The canteen.

What time do you usually leave the office?

Not later than 7pm.

What do you do at weekends?

Mainly drive my children around to sports events and parties.

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been?

Probably something in advertising. Or at home.

What’s your favourite film?

I saw The Hurt Locker recently and liked it.

Otherwise, Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Michelle by The Beatles.

Who’s your hero and why?

Friedrich Froebel, a ­German pedagogue who laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and capabilities.

He developed the concept of the kindergarten.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Flexibility and diversity.

What’s the toughest thing about your job?


What’s your biggest work/career mistake and what did you learn from it?

Not leaving a previous employer earlier when I wasn’t happy there.

Trust your instincts.

What car do you drive?

A Land Rover and an Audi.

What book are you currently reading?

I have a number of unfinished reads: Stalin: the Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore; Good to Great by Jim Collins; and Tanne by Thomas Dinesen (about the author Karen Blixen).

What’s on your iPod at the moment?

 Gorillaz, Pendulum, Keith Jarrett and Mike Sheridan.

What’s your favourite ­children’s book?

Any stories by Hans ­Christian Andersen.

What’s the most exciting deal/case you’ve worked on and why?

Cross-border litigation in Denmark and England, when we used our internal knowledge of both systems to outmanoeuvre a major City law firm.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what two ­luxury items would you take?

My iPhone and a charger.

What’s the worst partner conference location you’ve attended and why?

I usually have good experiences at conferences.

What’s the longest you’ve worked without sleep?

I can’t work without sleep, but the answer is 24 hours.

If a movie was being made about your life, which actor would play you and why?

The young Marlon Brando, because he’s so sexy.

Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with and why?

Anyone who suffers from claustrophobia, I guess.

Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (in any order)

I’m a good cook; I’ve crossed the Atlantic in a 30ft yacht; I know when to shut up.


Name: Steen Rosenfalck

Firm: Miller Rosenfalck

Title: Managing partner

Lives: Hampshire


2006-07: Sports Law Certificate, King’s College London

1990: Diploma in Maritime Law and Contract (Offshore) Law, University of Oslo

1990: Candidatus juris, University of Copenhagen

1994-95: Master of Laws, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London

Work history:

1990-94: Trainee and qualified lawyer, Marker Law Firm, ­Copenhagen

1994-98: Associate, Abbot King & Troen, London

1998-2001: Senior associate, Osborne Clarke, London

2001-present: Managing partner, Miller Rosenfalck