Employment & Benefits: Newsletter June
In this newsletter we take a closer look at the authority of managers. The article examines a case from the Swedish Labour Court that addresses the issue of the authority of a manager to enter into agreements with employees which are binding on the employer.
Vinge’s IP Group top-ranked
Vinge’s IP Group has once again been top-ranked by several leading ranking institutes within the area, now IAM 1000, MIP IP Stars as well as WTR Global.
Vinge awarded for gender equality work
For the seventh time – sixth time in a row – Vinge has won the award as the law firm in Sweden which has been most successful in relation to its gender equality work.
Companies are excluded from contracts worth millions
The Swedish Competition Authority’s position on public procurement means that Swedish companies lose out on hundreds of millions in lost business.
Vinge top ranked in Legal 500
Vinge has received the highest ranking within14 of 17 categories in Legal 500’s ranking list which was published recently.
Anna Palmérus – new Managing Partner of Vinge’s Gothenburg office
Vinge Gothenburg has appointed Anna Palmérus as the new Managing Partner.
Maria-Pia Hope among Sweden’s most powerful businesswomen 2019.
“She is the CEO of one of the country’s largest law firms with approximately SEK 1 billion in turnover and which was responsible for most M&A transactions last year by far. Her firm also often ends up at the top of the rankings when law students are asked to nominate their preferred future employers.” These were the stated reasons for Vinge CEO Maria-Pia Hope’s inclusion in Veckans Affärer’s list of Sweden’s most powerful women.
Vinge receives prestigious IP award
On Thursday, 7 March 2019, Vinge received the prestigious award - Sweden Trade Mark Contentious Firm of the Year 2019 at a ceremony in London.
Vinge’s IP team recruits three top candidates
Vinge has strengthened and developed the IP practice group by recruiting three sector specialists – intellectual property law postdoctoral researcher Stojan Arnerstål, senior IP lawyer Sofia Ljungblad and paralegal Kerstin Lagercrantz.
Vinge top ranked in Chambers Global, Global IP Awards and Client’s Choice Awards
The firm has won three awards within several practice areas. Not least in Chambers Global, Vinge is top ranked in five of six categories.
Record high activity within M&A – Christina Kokko interviewed in Dagens Industri
After several red-hot years, expectations were that there would be a decline in activity. Instead, in an interview in Dagens Industri, Vinge’s Christina Kokko describes an M&A market which is hotter than ever.
Vinge awarded prestigious IP awards
Vinge’s IP practice group has won two awards at the IAM/WTR Global IP Awards. Vinge was awarded both Swedish Patent Litigation Firm of the Year and Swedish Trademark Litigation Firm of the Year.
Brexit requires extensive preparations by Swedish companies
Swedish companies with any form of exposure to the UK will be affected by Brexit. How an individual company is affected is dependent upon the company’s operational area.
The Patent and Market Court of Appeal holds that Crisp Rolls is not deemed to constitute an infringement of the trademark KRISPROLLS
Since the 1990s, Pågen has held the trademark KRISPROLLS registered for crisp rolls. When Danish Bisca launched crisp rolls on the Swedish market under the trademark CRISP ROLLS Pågen reacted and wanted to stop the mark.
Is the UK Attorney General’s legal advice regarding the backstop correct?
James Hope, partner and head of Vinge’s Dispute Resolution practice group in Stockholm as well as a Solicitor Advocate, provides an analysis of the latest turn of events concerning Brexit in an article written in English. What implications are there for the withdrawal agreement that the Attorney General’s advice was wrong?