News Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

September 10, 2020

Vinge has been awarded “Best Nordic Business Law Firm for Women” at the European Women in Business Law Awards which took place in London on 10 September. For the eighth time, Vinge has won the award as the law firm which has been most successful in relation to its gender equality work.

The European Women in Business Law Awards (WIBLA) is awarded to the law firms which, based on surveys and nominations, are the best law firms for women to work in and which have been most successful in relation to their gender equality work. The award was presented on 10 September in London and is arranged by Euromoney Legal Media Group as well as International Financial Law Review.

Vinge has received the award for the seventh time in a row, and the eighth time in total. 

A Nordic award with a seven-year unbeaten run makes us very proud of course. Our clients believe that diversity in our teams is a positive factor and we want to be able satisfy their requirements in that respect. In concrete terms, our goal is that 50% of our new partners will be women in the period 2020-2024. In this way, we hope to achieve an even better balance over time.

says Maria Pia Hope, Managing Partner at Vinge.

Vinge, as the first Swedish law firm, has set the concrete goal of having 50 per cent women in conjunction with the election of new partners. During the period 2015-2020, the proportion of women so far has reached 41% in conjunction with the election of new partners, which is a higher average than the industry as a whole. The law firm’s board of directors consists of four women and five men. In the management group, the distribution is five women and four men.

In addition to the Nordic award, Vinge was also nominated in the European category “Women in Business Law”. Christina Kokko, partner within M&A, was also nominated in the individual category "Best in private equity".

Vinge has received the award as the best Swedish law firm in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 as well as 2019.

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