Katarina Nilsson Is General Counsel, SCA. SCA is Northern Europe’s largest private forest owner with 2.6 million hectares of forest land. SCA’s expertise maintains nurturing and using the northern forest’s valuable and renewable raw materials. SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. As of 2018, the forest products company has approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to SEK 18.8bn (EUR 1.8bn).
Ms. Nilsson has over 15 years of professional experience from Swedish law firm, Advokatfirman Vinge and as in-house legal counsel. Prior to her role at SCA, Ms. Nilsson was part of the corporate management teams at Norsk Hydro ASA (listed multinational metal and mining enterprise with 35,000 employees) and Sapa AS (multinational aluminum extruder with 25,000 employees).
Ms. Nilsson’s areas of legal expertise include: General Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; IPR and Employment Law and industry sector expertise in metals/mining, forestry and pharmaceuticals.
In 2001, Ms. Nilsson obtained her law degree from Lund University in Sweden. She spent her undergraduate years at University of London where she graduated with honors in Chinese and Geography. Ms. Nilsson is fluent in Swedish, English and Mandarin.