Gro was founded to accommodate client requests for a transparent and innovative law firm that offers high quality legal services. Being pragmatic and business-oriented is particularly important to our clients and this is the foundation of Gro. Unlike many other law firms, we see the business plan, the budget and the commercial issues as crucial to our work and success.
We are passionate about supporting our clients grow, lead and inspire others towards successful and sustainable practices.
Below you’ll find a brief introduction to Gro’s attorneys and lawyers – the Gro Crew. Our vast international network is an important part of our business model as well as a great asset to our clients and partners.
Kristian Hermanrud (Partner & Attorney at law)
Kristian is specialized on ownership- and fund agreements and has many years of experience representing leading Swedish founders and management teams in venture capital-owned companies and funds. Kristian previously worked as a specialist at Andulf Advokat and Advokatfirman Delphi in Stockholm.
Kristian holds a law degree from both the US and Sweden and he also has a degree in finance from Uppsala University.
Sofia Halliday Bruno (Partner & Attorney at law)
Sofia specializes in IT- & privacy law (GDPR / ePrivacy) and commercial agreements with many years experience of compliance projects and commercial negotiations representing startups, governmental authorities and large international companies. Before joining Gro, Sofia held the position as head counsel Europe at the technology company Outbrain UK Ltd in London. Prior to that, Sofia worked as a Legal Digital & Privacy Expert at the digital mailbox company Kivra AB and as a lawyer at Advokatfirman Delphi in Stockholm.
Sofia holds a Masters of Laws (LLM) from Stockholm University.
Oskar Belani (Partner & Attorney at law)
Oskar has many years experience from the M&A market as well as venture capital and public capital markets. He primarily represents entrepreneur managed companies and their investors in matters relating to acquisitions, financing and corporate governance. Furthermore, Oskar is often retained in connection with crowdfunding campaigns and equity based incentive arrangements. Oskar has previously worked at Advokatfirman Vinge and Synch Advokat.
Oskar has a bachelor degree in communications and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Uppsala University.
Ida Lindberg (Partner & Attorney at law)
Ida specializes in IT- & privacy law (GDPR / ePrivacy), commercial agreements and dispute resolution. Ida has many years of experience assisting companies in GDPR preparatory projects and representing clients, both smaller and larger companies, in commercial negotiations and disputes. Ida has previously worked at Synch Advokat, Frank Advokat and Hammarskiöld Advokatbyrå.
Ida holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Stockholm University.
Moa Erikols (Associate)
Moa Erikols started at Gro in August 2019 and works with capital raising, company acquisitions, fund-related matters and general corporate law. Moa graduated from law school in 2016 and has since then mainly worked with investments and private M&A as a lawyer at Synch Advokat and Hannes Snellman. Moa has also worked as a lawyer at the banking law department at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, focusing on authorizations for financial activities.
Moa holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from Stockholm University.
Why an attorney?
Unlike many other consultants (including those who call themselves lawyers), an attorney (Sw. advokat) is a professional title earned by membership in the Swedish Bar Association and only those who have been accepted as members of the Swedish Bar Association carry the right to the title attorney. An attorney in Sweden must adhere to strict statutory duties regarding confidentiality and loyalty. In addition to requirements of a 4.5 year legal education and qualifying exams at the Swedish Bard Association, attorneys must practice law for at least three (3) years with another attorney before they can apply to become members of the Swedish Bar Association. Attorneys are also required to participate in continuous education and to carry insurance. By hiring an attorney you will therefore not only ensure that the quality of work is of a high enough level, you are also guaranteed that all correspondence and discussions with your attorney will be protected by attorney client privilege. Neither may attorneys receive compensation in the form of commissions or by taking equity in a client company so you can always rely on getting objective and professional advice.
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