Monica Lagercrantz, with her solid experience in the legal profession, joined Lindahl in 2020. It was a chance to be a part of building up the new office in Stockholm that attracted her to Lindahl, where she has now taken over the role as Managing Partner. In this article, Monica talks about the development of the office, her interest in capital markets and securities law and the path to achieving a congenial workplace.
Monica Lagercrantz joined Lindahl’s office in Stockholm as a partner in 2020, after many years at the Westermark Anjou firm. Within two years, she has become a key player in the office, which today consists of around 45 employees. Her work earned her the role of Managing Partner at Lindahl Stockholm at the start of the year. Focusing on solid values and continued growth, she will now continue her work in the office, along with the other partners.
– I’m very value-driven and I’m keen to have good people around me. I also believe that it’s the basis for people to feel comfortable and perform at a high level in our assignments, says Monica Lagercrantz.
In addition to her new role as Managing Partner, Monica specialises in capital markets and public M&A. She has written books on this field along with two colleagues and also teaches capital markets and securities law on a regular basis.
A passion for capital markets and public M&A and its challenges
Monica Lagercrantz noticed at an early stage that she had an aptitude for capital markets and securities law, since a lot of it is about being a good project manager and working in a precise, structured way. In order to deliver correctly and on time, you need good working procedures for eliminating the slightest error.
– The hardest thing when it comes to capital markets and securities law is being thorough enough to meet all the tight deadlines. Sometimes we aren’t given much time by the client and then everyone in the group has to really pull together and help one another in order to always deliver on time, says Monica Lagercrantz.
This requirement for immaculate deliveries under time pressure means that the working environment is particularly important. To be able to perform, Monica thinks it is also important to be able to relax and laugh with your colleagues.
An active stock market
The Swedish stock market was extremely active even during the pandemic, with large numbers of listings in the various marketplaces. Monica Lagercrantz has also acted as an adviser to foreign companies listed in Sweden.
– It’s very exciting to be able to provide foreign companies with guidance on the Swedish rules you need to comply with if you’re going to be listed here. It’s has given rise to a ripple effect, since more and more foreign companies are contacting us and asking for our advice, says Monica Lagercrantz.
A verdant green workplace
Monica Lagercrantz has been involved in issues relating to the firm since the beginning. She has focused on recruiting good people with relevant skills. Monica is proud of her and her colleagues’ success in bringing about a team spirit in which they help one another and more senior employees teach junior employees.
Monica Lagercrantz sees a bright future for Lindahl, where her management style will involve an open atmosphere and exchange of expertise without regard to position, both within and between offices.
– Our staff are our most important asset, and we work hard to ensure that everyone will continue to feel contented and develop. This encourages growth and profitability in both the short and long term, concludes Monica Lagercrantz.