HI, I'M VIVECA
My name is Viveca Svensson (previously Fallenius).
I'm an international lawyer, legal designer, innovative thinker and yoga teacher. With a French law degree, a year of law studies in the UK, I worked as a lawyer in Brussels for nearly a decade, as a lobbyist, then as an antitrust enforcer at the European Commission and finally at a Swedish law firm. I soon began to yearn for more meaning and decided to take a gap year at Stanford Law School.
Free as a bird on campus, I naturally pivoted towards and felt the most fulfilled doing pro bono work, being creative with design thinking and diving deep into the criminal justice system. I studied design thinking at Stanford's leading d.school and worked on a legal design project for the California Department of Justice. I taught and mentored incarcerated youth at a juvenile detention center - my favourite hour of the week. Windhover, the beautiful meditation center, kept me grounded. Of course, I also explored the startup world and was inspired by the impact-driven leaders. It was all game-changing and opened up a new path in life for me.
After 16 years abroad, I moved back to Stockholm and started working as a tech lawyer at an innovative law firm.
Gradually, I redesigned my work and became a Legal Futurist, led design thinking workshops, facilitated diversity, helped guiding startups through the legalese and constantly developed the business using value-driven design thinking. I was on the right path.
As a side hustle and driven by my strong belief that gender equality is crucial for building a sustainable future, I started working pro bono as a Board Member of UN Women Sweden. And later in the Nomination Committee.
In parallell, I discovered yoga and got completely hooked. In 2018, I started my Yoga Teacher Training at Urban Om and I'm thrilled to share everything that yoga offers. I believe change starts from within and that yoga and meditation are amazing tools.
Gentle Rev, Founder & Legal Designer, 2019 - present
UN Women Sweden, Board Member and Nomination Committee
Parental leave Nov 2021-Sept 2022
Synch, Stockholm, Lawyer and Legal Futurist 2016-2019
Vinge Brussels, 2011-2016
European Commission, DG Competition, Brussels, 2008-2011
JKL/MSL Brussels, 2007-2008
European Commission, Stockholm, 2006-2007
LL.M. Law, Science & Technology, Stanford Law School, US, 2015
DEA du Droit Communautaire, University of Strasbourg, France 2005
Exchange year, Exeter University Law School, UK, 2003-2004
Maitrise de droit, Université Aix-Marseille, France 2000-2004
YOGA, PERSONAL GROWTH & OTHER MEANINGFUL STUFF
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
Ayurveda introduction course
Awakening of Love, Urban Om
200h Yoga Teacher Training, Urban Om
50h Advanced Assisting and Touch Methodology, Urban Om
Door opener 1 and 2, Baravara, Siljan