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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 began to yearn for more meaning and 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.

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 terrific tools.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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

EDUCATION

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

Ayurveda introduction course, Jan-Feb 2020

BYOND Member, Spring 2019

Door opener 1 and 2, Baravara, Siljan

Awakening of Love, Urban Om, 2017

200h Yoga Teacher Training, Urban Om

50h Advanced Assisting and Touch Methodology, Urban Om

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, 2021

 

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