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.
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
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