Get to Know Us | Andreas Wingren, Associate, Real Assets, Stockholm
16 November 2021
Could you tell us a bit about your professional background?
I began acquiring work experience related to the field of law during my studies at Lund University by working part-time at an insurance company and a big-four auditing firm. In addition, I also got the opportunity to be a summer associate at a law firm and an intern at a tax firm in Stockholm. Being an intern for a couple of months was a fantastic learning experience, and it was great to get a taste of the “real world” before graduation. I highly recommend all students to try the practical side of the legal profession, regardless of how far into the education one has come.
How did you end up working as an associate at Hannes Snellman?
I actually set my focus on Hannes Snellman after reading an article about the recruitment of Mikael Stabo and the then recently restarted Real Assets Team in Stockholm. I immediately found the idea of being a part of something from the get-go intriguing and to my great surprise, Hannes Snellman happened to be looking for a new associate to the Real Assets Team. I submitted an application and shortly thereafter it was a done deal!
What has been the highlight of your career at Hannes?
Notwithstanding all the great happenings and events at Hannes Snellman, I have been involved in many interesting projects during my first year at Hannes Snellman, which I would consider highlights on their own. However, a special one that comes to mind is our involvement in establishing the world’s largest and most modern facility for plastic recycling. This was a project that involved many different aspects and that will provide a lasting and positive impact on the environment.
What advice would you give to someone who just started law school?
If I were to tell my younger self something prior to starting law school, it would be to enjoy it while it lasts. When you are a young student in the early stages of the programme, it feels like it is going to be a lifetime before graduation and many students just long for the big day when they have earned their degree. Let me tell you that the years at law school will feel like a blink of an eye when looking back. My most important piece of advice would therefore be to focus on staying in the moment and enjoying the time – it is a time of our lives we will never get to relive and there is plenty of time we will spend being adults after law school. My second piece of advice, which I always repeat to students when asked, is to focus on yourself and find your own way of studying instead of listening and doing what everyone else is doing. Do not get stressed out based on what your fellow students tell you they are doing, but instead try to focus on finding the most effective and best-suited technique for you to learn the different areas of law. It is not a contest about who can read the most!
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