Mandate Barclays Bank Plc and FöreningsSparbanken AB in joint venture

April 26, 2005

FöreningsSparbanken, the Swedish savings bank and Barclays Bank plc, the listed British banking group have agreed to form a joint venture to sell and distribute credit cards in the Nordic market. FöreningsSparbanken will have a 60% stake in the JV and Barclays will hold the balance. The transaction is inter alia subject to approval by the Swedish FSA and the European Commission.

Vinge acted for Barclays Bank plc.
Michael Wigge (reponsible partner)
Ulrich Ziche, Dan Hanqvist (associates)

Jerker Kjellander is a new partner in Skåne

Dispute resolution expert Jerker Kjellander has been elected as a partner in Vinge’s Skåne office.
November 20, 2020

Amendments to the Swedish Competition Act provide extended powers for the Swedish Competition Authority

Update 13 November 2020. Early in 2021, the Swedish Competition Act (2008: 579) will be amended in several important respects. The background to the amendments is Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which aims to harmonize the investigative and sanctioning powers of the European competition authorities in their enforcement of the EU competition rules. Undertakings active in Sweden will be affected by the amendments in several ways.
October 12, 2020

Vinge contributes to IUMI Eye

International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) is preparing for its first web based conference – Stockholm 2020 – of which Vinge is a proud sponsor. In the latest edition of IUMI Eye, published just in time for the conference, Vinge’s Paula Bäckdén and Sweden Insurance’s senior advisor Mikaela Tamm discuss the implications of waiving liability limitations.
September 15, 2020