Mikael Wahlgren, one of Sweden’s most senior GCs has joined LegalWorks team of experienced lawyers. Mikael has spent 10 years as the Vice President and Group General Counsel of the Alfa Laval Group and before that he has served with international companies, like ABB, Rolls Royce, NCC and Skanska. Mikael has been based both in Sweden, India, Switzerland and UK. Since January 2016 he offers a ”GC for hire” service and legal support to both large and small companies. In addition, he is an arbitrator and is doing research about the in-house legal function at Lund’s University. Mikael also acts as chairman and board member for several companies.
”Companies are increasingly facing demand, from e.g. owners and stakeholders, that they have satisfactory programs and processes in place to ensure good corporate governance and management of legal risk and issues. These requirements, combined with the limited resources generally available to in-house legal departments, CFOs or other persons responsible for legal matters, requires constant re-thinking to safeguard that the management can feel comfortable that they live up to these demands and expectations. It is a great option to use the knowhow and knowledge that already exists among the experienced former in-house lawyers who has joined LegalWorks and thereby ensure focus on available innovation as well as to take advantage of the great legal and practical experience that exist within LegalWorks”, says Mikael Wahlgren.
”Mikael has a unique experience to manage legal aspects at all levels of an international corporation and in particular from a strategic and commercial point of view. Mikael’s experience and competence suits well with our offering to support companies that wish to develop their legal function. One of the projects we will drive jointly is to run a survey addressing legal functions in the Nordics. We believe that many GC´s would benefit for getting access to KPIs and data relating to the legal function in other companies,” says Ulf Lindén, CEO of LegalWorks.