Synch grows with the thriving tech sector – opens two international offices
Synch, one of the fastest growing law firms in Scandinavia, now takes further steps for growth, opening two new offices, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Silicon Valley, US. “We want to be the link between Silicon Valley and the Nordic innovation driven growth companies,” says CEO Jim Runsten.
“Our focus on fast growing companies – often innovation driven and tech-oriented – has paid off. With representation in arguably two of the most active startup hubs globally – Silicon Valley and Scandinavia – we will strive to offer Copenhagens’ growth companies the same ecosystem that we have served their Swedish counterparts with successfully, and we expect swift growth to follow, ” says Synch’s CEO Jim Runsten.
Started in 2014 and inspired by how American lawyers work with Silicon Valley companies, Synch is today one of Scandinavia’s quickest growing law firms employing more than 40 lawyers worldwide. Focusing on digital business and technology the company has seen strong growth – In 2016; revenues increased by almost 50 per cent and the trend continues during first half of 2017.
Michael Brandt has been appointed manager for the new office in Denmark, until recently he was Partner at Brandt Lauritzen, one of Denmark’s most prominent law firms.
“With Synch’s digital offerings that are unique to the industry, our entrepreneurial team of people and our startup mindset we will be the best advisors for Danish innovative growth companies, whether based in Copenhagen, Stockholm or Silicon Valley,” says Michael Brandt.
Malin Verga – previously of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco – is newly appointed manager for the Silicon Valley office. She holds a Degree of Masters of Law and has since graduation worked with company establishments in the US.
”We will be more than legal advisors, we will help Scandinavian clients establish themselves in Silicon Valley, and being the link for US companies and investors wanting to create a foothold in Scandinavia and Europe,” says Malin Verga.