Interculturally of Counsel Podcast
About This Show
The aim of this podcast is to raise the awareness of legal professionals of the need for intercultural competence in their daily practice. Regardless of whether one works in a law firm, for a government agency, in a company, or as a sole practitioner, the globalized world in which we live requires us to interact with clients, colleagues, companies and government entities from other cultures. An awareness of our own cultural imprint along with the ability to recognize the cultural patterns of others can go a long way to improving how we work together. Listen to interviews with experienced legal professionals working in different capacities around the world to learn what tips they can give practitioners for improving how they work and communicate with other cultures in the legal context.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 11 - Sweden - Interview with Jan Holmius
2 days ago
Today’s guest on the podcast is Jan Holmius. Jan is a partner at a law firm based in Stockholm, Sweden. His work focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions. He acts for private equity clients as well as corporations and other significant participants in the market. Jan has extensive experience with both cross-border transactions as well as domestic deals, and the matters he works on typically involve acquisitions, divestments, spin-offs, investments, mergers and other types of transactions bringing about structural change.
Jan studied law in Sweden and in the US, and he had the opportunity to spend time working in both the US and Russia. During our interview, Jan shares his observations about how the Swedish style of consensus building can be challenging to clients and colleagues from other cultures during negotiations. He also gives insights into how the flatter structures in Swedish companies affect decision-making.
At the end of our discussion, Jan gives us some tips about working and interacting with clients and colleagues from Sweden.
If you are interested in contacting Jan, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward the message to him.