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EQT V acquires Scandic Hotels AB from Hilton Hotels Corporation

March 09, 2007

Scandic Hotels has 132 hotels located in nine countries across northern Europe and employs around 5,700 people. Total sales for 2006 were approximately SEK 6 billion. The acquisition is subject to the approval of requisite competition authorities.

Vinge was adviser to EQT, and represented by Fredrik von Baumgarten, Malin Ohlin Åkermark, Björn Gustavsson, Thomas Sjöberg, Patrick Forslund, Tuula Tallavaara, Paula Röttorp, Anders Frick, Anna Möller,Jessica Olofsson, Emma Olsson, Sofia Graflund and Louis De Geer.

Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

International companies run the risk of the erroneous management of tax issues when conducting operations in several jurisdictions. In such event, disputes can arise with the relevant tax authorities. The Legal 500 has now introduced a dedicated chapter on tax disputes in its comparative guide for the first time and Ulrika Bengtsson, advokat and counsel, has been selected to provide a clear picture of the Swedish tax litigation system.
November 09, 2022

The wide reach of the prohibition against circumventing EU sanctions

Against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU has imposed a number of sanctions, which include a prohibition for companies within the EU to take certain measures in relation to Russia, as well as designated Russian people and entities on the sanction lists. Furthermore, a prohibition to circumvent the sanctions has been introduced in order to ensure that the sanctions are effective also in practice. When it comes to this circumvention prohibition, it is important to be aware of its wide interpretation, as established by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Commission.
October 31, 2022

Sanctions update 14 October

Further to our previous sanctions updates of 25 February, 3 March, 11 March, 16 March , 14 April and June 8 and 22 July, we herewith provide a further update of recent sanctions developments following Russia’s war against Ukraine:
October 14, 2022