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Tuesday November 14, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

In cooperation with Mannheimer Swartling and AmCham Sweden, we are delighted to invite you to

Law for business: Civil or common?

The purpose of this seminar is to highlight differences and similarities between civil law and common law, by comparing the history, culture, concepts and participants in the two systems.

The legal world is divided into two camps: the “common law” and the “civil law”. About one third of humanity lives in countries where the legal system has its roots in English common law, with the rest (including Sweden) being more or less “civilian”. Business people and their lawyers from the civil law world are therefore regularly exposed to contracts, legal concepts and lawyers from the common law systems (in particular from England and the US).Sometimes concepts and contractual provisions which originate from common law even find their way into Swedish agreements, without anybody considering whether they work in a Swedish context. All of this can make legal documents (never the most easy reading to begin with) seem yet more impenetrable.



Date: 14 November 2017
Time: 15.30-18.00
15.30 Registration and Coffee
16.00 Seminar
17.30 Light buffet and drinks
Venue: Mannheimer Swartling, Norrlandsgatan 21, Stockholm

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Monday November 20, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Unfortunately, we have to postpone the event. More information will be with you shortly. If you have any questions, please contact:

Wednesday November 29, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

In cooperation with Investor AB and the British Embassy, we are delighted to invite you to

“Challenges and opportunities
in a changing European Landscape”

Welcome to an afternoon seminar with Mr Jacob Wallenberg, Investor, and H.E. Ambassador Mr David Cairns. Our distinguished speakers will be discussing the changes in Europe from a business- and a political perspective. Tom Johnstone, BSCC Chairman, will be moderating the session.

Drinks and canapés will be served.

Warmly welcome!

Date: 29 November 2017
Time: 17.00-19.00
17.00 Registration
17.15 Seminar
18.00 Networking Reception
Venue: Investor AB, Arsenalsgatan 8C, Stockholm

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At the moment we have a waiting list for the event on 29 November. If you have any questions about the event or would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact

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Monday December 4, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The British Ambassador H.E. Mr David Cairns and Mrs Sharon Cairns
cordially invite you as a member of
the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce to

BSCC Christmas Drinks
4 December 2017

Welcome to a Christmas Celebration at the British Ambassador’s Residence. During the evening the BSCC 2017 Award Winner will be presented.

Date: 4 December 2017
Time: 17.00-19.00
Venue: the British Ambassador’s Residence, Laboratoriegatan 8, Stockholm

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Thursday December 7, 2017 7:00 PM

By invitation only.

Thursday February 1, 2018 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The BSCC in cooperation with BT and Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education, cordially invite you to

“Managing and Securing Digital Transformation”

Welcome to an afternoon seminar to explore the digital transformation journey and its current effects and future road-map. We aim to answer thought-provoking questions like whether to focus more on ‘digital’ or ‘transformation’, and how to get the most out of it. Peter Myhrström, Program Director at SSE Executive Education and Digital Transformation Expert, will give his views of and address key issues on this “The 4th Industrial Revolution”. We will also be joined by Dr. Aarthi Krishna, Head of Security at BT Nordics, who will add knowledge to the discussion on why managing cyber security risks is becoming increasingly challenging, and offer some learnings from a year with high-profile attacks.

Date: 1 February 2018
Time: 17.00-20.00
17.00 Registration
17.30 Introduction
17.40 Session 1: “Digital Transformation: sense-making and effects”
18.00 Mingle
18.20 Session 2: “Cyber Security: Where we are”
18.40 Mingle
Venue: SSE Executive Education, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm




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Wednesday February 7, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The BSCC in cooperation with NatWest, cordially invite you to

“Innovation and Digital Transformation in the financial world”

Kristen Bennie
Head of Open Experience, NatWest

Welcome to an afternoon seminar with Kristen Bennie, Head of Open Experience at NatWest. She will share some insights regarding what’s going on in terms of innovation and digitalisation in the financial market at large, and RBS/NatWest’s approach to be at the forefront in a rapidly developing world.

Date: 7 February 2018
Time: 17.00-19.00
17.00 Registration
17.15 Seminar
18.00 Drinks Reception

Venue: NatWest, Strandvägen 1, Stockholm

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Tuesday February 13, 2018 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

The BSCC in cooperation with Foyen Advokatfirma KB, cordially invite you to a breakfast seminar

“What is all the fuss about GDPR?”

Sara Malmgren
Foyen Advokatfirma KB

GDPR, the new EU privacy legislation (General Data Protection Regulation) which will apply from May 25 is mentioned everywhere. Why is that – and why is it important for you?

During this seminar, we will cover the basics of the new rules and what you need to do to be GDPR compliant. Who are the different parties affected and which are their respective obligations and rights? You will also receive some tips on an effective process to ensure compliance – where do you start and where do you go from there? Finally, you will understand why GDPR affects everyone of us and why that is – actually – a good thing. GDPR is not only legislation which has put companies in a frenzy over compliance issues to be handled before May 25. It is also a legislation which highlights the importance of digital integrity and security. Personal data is an extremely valuable commodity, and this legislation will have effect on existing and new business ventures one way or the other. Personal data also has an effect on politics as seen in the US presidential election – can GDPR even help save the concept of democracy?

Date: 13 February 2018
Time: 7.30-8.45
Breakfast will be served from 7.30 and the seminar will begin at 7.45.
Venue: Foyen Advokatfirma KB, Regeringsgatan 52, Stockholm

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Tuesday February 20, 2018 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The event is organised by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom in cooperation with the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and ICC Sweden.

“Welcome to the UK”

20 February 2018

Welcome to the UK is the event for any individual or company looking to learn more about potential expansion of business to the UK. The event offers advice and experience as well as invaluable networking opportunities.

Confirmed speakers are David Cairns, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sweden, patent and trade mark attorney firm J A Kemp, customised corporate services provider Vistra, leading Nordic bank SEB, Sweden’s official website for tourism and travel information Visit Sweden, and the British national tourism agency VisitBritain. Topics to be discussed during the event will be tourism, intellectual property, business culture as well as the legal aspects of expanding to the UK.

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception, where exhibitors will showcase relevant information and tools to anyone looking to expand within the Anglo-Swedish business community.

Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 16.00-19.30
Venue: Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Brunnsgatan 2, Stockholm

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Thursday February 22, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The BSCC in cooperation with the London School of International Communication and Handelsbanken, cordially invite you to

“Going beyond language: understanding the British mindset”
22 February 2018

Building successful business relationships with people from other countries requires more than simply speaking their language. Cultural understanding is also essential for us to be able to interpret and respond to the behavioural and communication patterns of our overseas counterparts.

This fun but informative seminar will give you cultural insights into what makes the British tick and will offer practical advice for building relationships with British partners – and interpreting what they really mean.

Date: 22 February 2018
Handelsbanken, Blasieholmstorg 12, Stockholm


Cathy Wellings is the Director of the London School of International Communication and is an intercultural trainer and coach.  She has 25 years’ international experience of teaching, training, consultancy and management across the corporate, public and academic sectors. She has worked with many organisations including global banks, legal and insurance firms, retail companies, government departments and universities.

Simon Silvester has spent most of his banking career with Handelsbanken in the UK. When he joined the bank 30 years ago Handelsbanken only had one branch in the UK and today it has over 200. Simon managed the original London Branch before setting up the Branch in Kingston upon Thames in 2008. Over the years he has worked very closely with Swedish colleagues and customers in both the UK and Sweden.

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