Mandate GeoPost Group – acquisition of the Baltic, Poland and Russia-based operations of Posten Sverige AB

May 12, 2005

GeoPost Group, the French-based logistics company and subsidiary of La Poste, the French postal service company, has agreed to acquire the Baltic, Poland and Russia-based parcel delivery and logistics business operations of Posten Sverige AB, the Swedish mail delivering company, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition includes the BLS-Eesti (Estonia), BLS-Latvija (Latvia), BLS-Vilnius (Lithuania), Masterlink Express and its subsidiary Air Cargo Poland (Poland); and Armadillo and Armadillo Business Parcel (Russia) franchisee business operations. The acquired businesses reported revenues of approximately SEK 300m (EUR 33.15m) in 2003 and employ approximately 1,000 people.

Vinge acted for GeoPost Group.
Fredrik Wilkens (responsible partner)
Per Johan Eckerberg (partner of Vinge's Insurance Practice)
Jens Haneklint, Katarina Nordblom, Sara Olsson (associates)

Sanctions round-up

Not long time ago sanctions were a rare occurrence which only involved obscure products and countries, and which were decided by the members of the United Nations Security Council. Today, the European Union and, in particular, the United States, impose sanctions and other trade restrictions with high frequency which have the potential to affect any type of transaction. Below you will find a summary of some recent developments.
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EU Commission criticizes Sweden for its application of the rules on combined transports

Through a formal notice to Sweden, the European Commission has criticized the inadequate application of Directive 92/106/ECC on common rules for certain forms of combined transport of goods between Member States (the “Combined Transports Directive”). The notice mainly concerns the Swedish Transport Agency's application of the term "nearest suitable railway station"
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