Brexit means the end of free movement of persons between the EU and the UK. This change will affect companies in the EU and the UK that depend on workers who are UK and EU citizens respectively. This note discusses the rules on free movement of persons before and after Brexit and offers guidance to companies and other parties in this regard.
The outbreak of Covid-19 continues to have a material negative effect on a large number of companies and their businesses on the Swedish labour market and it has also led to considerable fluctuations on the financial markets. Because of these negative effects, businesses may need to proceed with redundancies if proper cost saving options are not implemented. We have summarised a couple of options that employers may want to consider.
Sanctions imposed by OFAC have a global reach and therefore also an impact on any company involved in international trade. The legal basis can sometimes be questioned, but in practice there is no option but to abide, since a breach can cause very high fines. Companies are therefore well advised to implement compliance programmes taking into consideration sanctions imposed by OFAC.
We started to see signs of a decrease in M&A activity during Q4 2019 and following a relatively sluggish start to 2020, Covid-19 has had a significant impact on M&A activity in Sweden. In this note we address some of the key observations.
The outbreak of the coronavirus disease has had a significant impact on people and businesses. The situation has also raised questions about the possibility of physical attendance at upcoming AGMs. Due to new temporary legislation and new instructions regarding the interpretation of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code, as well as the authorities’ updated recommendations, Vinge publishes this update regarding companies' alternatives for the upcoming AGMs.
Welcome to Arbetsrättspodden our employment law podcast for HR and personnel related issues. For those of you who are working in an international arena and have operations in Sweden we have recorded two special episodes.
Vinge has advised Eleda Infra Services Group (“Eleda”) on the acquisition of Sandins Entreprenad AB and Sandins Rail AB (”Sandins”).
Vinge advises Willis Tower Watson, global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, in its divestment of Max Matthiessen to Nordic Capital.
Vinge has advised the fintech company Anyfin AB in connection with an investment round of approximately MSEK 300, in which EQT Ventures as a new investor, as well as a number existing investors such as Accel, Northzone, Global Founders Capital and Fintech Collective, are participating.
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Among other things, we represented Hufvudstaden in the large so-called West Link case, where the Swedish Transport Administration applied for a permit for water activities for the construction of the West Link.
We represented Acast, the company behind the large podcast platform with the same name, in connection with a total investment of EUR 25 million from the European Investment Bank.
In a deal worth SEK 450 million, Samtrans, the leading actor within specific public transport services, was acquired by Nobina. We advised the seller TransportIT Group, and the mandate included extensive TSA issues.