The Nordic-Baltic law firm Magnusson appoints Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson as the new Chairperson of the firm’s International Committee

Stockholm, December 18, 2023 – Magnusson, prominent Nordic-Baltic business law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson as the new Chairperson of its International Committee. This appointment underlines the firm’s dedication to continued success and growth and to advancing as a modern diversified business law firm with a strong international footprint.

Established in 2004, Magnusson is an independent international business law firm with a unique geographical coverage of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The firm comprises specialists in most industries and legal areas within business law, offering a “one-stop shop” for integrated legal services.

Having served as a prominent figure in the international legal and business community for the past 20 years, Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson is well-versed in navigating the complexities of the legal landscapes of the global markets. She is known for her ability to build long-term, strategic partnerships with key clients. Dorkhan Nilsson’s work and strong commitment to client success has made her a top-tier advisor in the area of public law and government legal affairs.

In addition to representing key clients in high-profile matters, Dorkhan Nilsson has been a trailblazer for gender diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Her commitment to fostering a culture of equality aligns seamlessly with Magnusson’s values, and her appointment reflects the company’s dedication to promoting diversity at the highest levels of leadership.

Known for her collaborative and client-focused leadership style, Dorkhan Nilsson is poised to boost client satisfaction by fostering an environment of open communication, strategic thinking, and a relentless commitment to addressing the clients’ unique needs in a constantly changing legal landscape.

Commenting on her new role, Dorkhan Nilsson expressed her enthusiasm, saying, “I am honoured to take on the role of Chairperson for Magnusson International. I am excited to contribute to the firm’s growth and to fortify its position as a premier law firm in the Nordic and Baltic region and globally. Magnusson has a unique opportunity to champion equality and diversity in the legal profession, and I am committed to fostering a more inclusive workplace for everyone.

The resigning Chairperson Ville Salonen has played a pivotal role in Magnusson’s growth over the past two years. Salonen expresses confidence in Morvarid Dorkhan Nilsson’s leadership, stating, “It has been a privilege to lead Magnusson International for the last two years. The firm has witnessed substantial growth during this period, and I firmly believe Morvarid is the ideal person to steer the firm ahead. Her vision and dedication will undoubtedly elevate the firm and its employees.

Magnusson has set ambitious goals to solidify its position as a leading business law firm in the Nordic and Baltic region. The firm aims to:

  • expand its business in the Nordic and Baltic region and internationally;
  • advocate for equality and diversity; and
  • foster innovation and forward-thinking approaches.

Recent accomplishments include achieving a fully gender-balanced partnership in Sweden, a noteworthy milestone in the international legal sphere, with increased turnover and profitability as result. Magnusson has also garnered recognition from esteemed international legal directories such as Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Chambers Fintech Legal, Chambers Global, and WTR 1000, amongst others.

Anders Bäckman, head of Corporate/M&A in Magnusson Sweden and Committee Delegate, expresses his support for Dorkhan Nilsson’s ability to lead, stating “Morvarid’s proven leadership as chairperson for Magnusson Sweden, strategic vision, and commitment to excellence make her an ideal choice to guide Magnusson International into the next phase of growth and innovation.

Tomi Merenheimo, Managing Partner for Magnusson Finland and Committee Delegate, is excited about the appointment, stating “We are thrilled to welcome Morvarid as our new Chairperson for Magnusson International. We are confident that her strategic vision and leadership will play a crucial role in steering our firm to new heights. Her track record of success and commitment to diversity align perfectly with our values, and we look forward to the positive impact she will undoubtedly have on our organisation.

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