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Jan E. Frydman, advokat Advokat Jan E. Frydman

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Civil Law, Public Law, International Matters.


Advokat Jan E. Frydman, after completing an American university degree in
Business Administration and Economics, worked for many years in senior positions
with Swedish and US businesses in manufacturing/international trade,
banking and insurance.
After finishing his Swedish law degree, he practiced
Swedish and international business law for a number of years with
Mannheimer Swartling in Stockholm and New York,
focusing on international transactions and M & A.
He was also the Firm’s Head of Information and Knowledge Management.
When Sweden joined the EU, Jan was recruited to the European Commission in Brussels, where he remained for nearly two decades, initially as legal adviser to the
Director General for Enterprise and Industry, followed by senior positions
as responsible for international affairs, with a focus on trade and regulatory matters, particularly with the U.S., Canada, China and Japan.
Jan later served as adj. Judge of the Svea Court of Appeal.
He is at present the Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, and serves as the Head of Delegation of the Swedish Bar Association
to the Council of European Bar Associations and Law Societies.
He is also a member of the Association Swedes Worldwide’s Expert Panel (SVIV),
and serves as President of the Swedish-Belgian Association.


P.I.L., Harvard Law School, 1998
LL.M., Stockholm University, 1989
B.B.A., University of Oregon, 1980

Advokat and Managing Director, Frydman Advokatbyrå. 2017-
Head of Delegation of the Swedish Bar Association to the Council
of European Bars and Law Societies. 2017-
Special Adviser to the European Commissioner for Trade,
Cecilia Malmström. 2015-
President, Swedish-Belgian Association. 2017 –
The Association Swedes Worldwide’s Expert Panel. (SVIV) 2016-
Ekenberg & Andersson Advokatbyrå, partner, 2014-2017
Adj. judge of the Svea Court of Appeal, 2013-2014
European Commision, legal advisor, Acting Head of Unit for
International Affairs, Head of Unit for International Regulatory Affairs,
Head of Unit for Tourism and Culture, Brussels, 1996-2013
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, lawyer and CIO,
  Stockholm and New York, 1989-1996
American Professionals Insurance Company, Vice President and deputy CEO,
    Indianapolis and New York, 1987-1988
The First National Bank of Chicago, Corporate Banking Officer and Head
of relations with international financial institutions,
Stockholm and Chicago, 1984-1987
The Procter & Gamble Company, Asst. Brand Manager, Stockholm, 1982-1984

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