History

When four law firms merged in 1983 to offer consultancy in all areas of business law, many eyebrows were raised. No one had seen anything like this before on the Swedish market.

Today, Vinge is Sweden’s oldest full service law firm, with a long history of making the impossible possible. A history on which we are now building our future.

From the very start, Vinge has been about renewal in an industry steeped in tradition. The reason is as simple as it is obvious: if we want to show our clients the road to successful business, we must have the courage to open new doors. To work in more sectors, explore different ways to collaborate, continuously develop our offering, and always believe that we can do our job even better.

This is what keeps us on our toes, and at the top.

The business world never stands still, so we don’t either. We keep our ear to the ground, making sure we are always ready with a solution whenever a problem arises. Market intelligence is an important part of what we offer our clients, as is being first on the ball. Fostering these areas of expertise and making them available throughout the firm is one of the keys to our own, and our clients’, success. Quite simply, every lawyer at Vinge is building on more than 30 years of collective experience, in matters large and small.

1983

Vinge is born from 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 business law firm in Sweden with a full service offering.

1985

Vinge is the first Nordic law firm to open an office in Hong Kong.

1989

Vinge opens an office in Brussels and merges with Grosskopf Tax Consultants in Gothenburg.

1991

Vinge merges with Sandströms in Stockholm.

1993

Vinge launches the Vinge Scholarship, which annually honours outstanding business law theses from the universities of Uppsala, Lund, Stockholm and Gothenburg.

2002

First law firm to put in place a CSR initiative designed to promote a more multicultural legal profession – the Diversity Project.

2007

Vinge Week is launched for law students. It quickly turns into an annual event.

2006

Vinge introduces the AB fund structure for private equity clients.

2011

First law firm in Sweden with Chinese-language capability among senior lawyers.

2012

First major law firm to have a female CEO.