Ellen Ekman



Ellen Ekman is an associate with Norburg & Scherp since 2021. Prior to joining the firm, she pursued a career as a judge with the Courts of Sweden. She was appointed the honorary title Associate Judge at Svea Court of Appeal. In addition to her profound understanding of Swedish court procedure, Ellen has experience of a wide range of material law from her career as a judge. Ellen also acquired an in-depth understanding of EU law and procedure as she served as a trainee lawyer at the European Commission, in the cabinet of the Commissioner for Trade.

Ellen holds a Master of Laws degree from Lund University and an LL.M. from UCL (University College London) focusing on public international law, commercial arbitration, litigation and foreign investments. At UCL Ellen was awarded the distinguished Wallenberg and IVA scholarships.

Ellen’s working languages are Swedish and English.

  • Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå, Associate, 2021–
  • Svea Court of Appeal, Associate Judge, 2019–2021
  • Attunda District Court, Junior Judge, 2017–2019
  • Svea Court of Appeal, Legal Clerk, 2016–2017
  • European Commission, Cabinet of Commissioner for Trade, Trainee, 2015
  • Stockholm District Court, Law Clerk, 2013–2015
  • LL.M. 2016, UCL (University College London), United Kingdom
  • Master of Laws 2013, Lund University, Sweden
  • Studies in Law 2011, Paris Descartes University, France
  • Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS)
  • Swedish Women in Arbitration Network (SWAN)
  • The Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA)
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)