- Bech-Bruun News
- 18 April 2013
Again this year Berlingske Business selects a person of talent in Bech-Bruun
Berlingske Business has selected Bech-Bruun associate, Mikkel Friis Rossa, as one of this year’s 20 talents in the Advisory Services category. In its assessment, Berlingske writes:
“Builds up his own business
Usually, business development only becomes part of a lawyer’s work once the lawyer becomes a partner. This is not the case for Mikkel Friis Rossa, specialist in intellectual property law, particularly franchising. Bech-Bruun’s confidence in his abilities and a future partnership means that, rather than spending time on case handling and fee earning, he is now developing his own business.
“I am not a traditional lawyer, but have a very business-like approach to my profession. I am to develop my own business at Bech-Bruun. That is why I arrived at an empty desk and have not been given any cases from my colleagues. Instead, I have had to build up my own network and be proactive, says Mikkel Friis Rossa.
Bech-Bruun would like to be a leader in franchising, which is the reason for this unconventional approach to this young talent, says Claus Barrett Christiansen, partner in Bech-Bruun.
“We firmly believe that Mikkel’s business will be up and running quickly. He has an extraordinary talent for business development and that kind of lawyer is hard to find. But it is hard work establishing a business this way. You have to be able to cope with several rejections and defeats”, he says.