When Vinge was formed following a merger of 4 local law firms in 1983, the initial market reaction was one of hesitation. Today, Vinge is Sweden’s oldest full-service law firm, and where we led the way in introducing the full-service concept, others have now followed.
From the outset, renewal in a conservative industry has been at the core of our business. The reason is as simple as it is obvious: if we want to enable our clients to succeed, we need to give them all the different types of advice that they need. We consistently strive to develop and to improve.
Vinge adopts the concept that one of its the newest employees becomes a part of the firm’s executive committee. Watch the marketing film that launches this idea, entitled “The Seat” here.
Vinge enters a long-term collaboration agreement with the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOC) as SOC’s official legal adviser.
Vinge becomes the first Swedish law firm to set a specific goal to increase the percentage of women partners, the target being that 50 per cent of newly elected partners during the period 2015-2019 should be women.
Vinge becomes the first major Swedish law firm to have a female CEO/Managing Partner.
Vinge becomes the first law firm in Sweden with senior Chinese‑language and law capability based in Stockholm.
Vinge introduces the AB fund structure for private equity clients.
Vinge becomes the first law firm to put in place a CSR initiative, designed to promote a more multicultural legal profession – the Diversity Project.
Vinge launches the Vinge Scholarship, which awards prizes for the most outstanding business law theses from the universities of Uppsala, Lund, Stockholm and Gothenburg.
Vinge opens an office in Brussels and merges with Grosskopf Tax Consultants in Gothenburg.
Vinge is the first Nordic law firm to open an office in Hong Kong.
Vinge is born out of the merger of four law firms: Vinge Ramberg Dahlin in Gothenburg and Stockholm; Adolf Öhmans in Stockholm; Olsson & Lidgard in Helsingborg; and Almgren, Forkman and Liedholm in Malmö. The result is the first commercial law firm in Sweden with a full-service capability.