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Lendify has secured new financing of up to SEK 1,500,000,000 from, amongst others, Insight Investment

June 11, 2019

Together with, amongst others, the management of the company, the arranger and legal advisors to the arranger, Vinge has acted for Lendify in the structuring, documenting and execution of the transaction where one of the world’s largest and most well established asset managers, Insight Investment, acted as main investor.

The transaction is one of the first in Sweden to be executed and reported under the new EU securitisation regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017) and to be subject to the new reporting requirements thereunder.

Lendify has, with Vinge’s assistance, secured financing of approximately SEK 2,800,000,000 during the spring of 2019, primarily by completion of the above mentioned transaction, by completion of the transaction with a large Swedish institution previously announced in February and by establishing a credit facility with Nordea.

Vinge’s team mainly consisted of partner Albert Wållgren, associates Lionardo Ojeda and Axel Jansson (Banking and Finance) and partner Emma Stuart Beck and associate Caroline Krassén (Financial Services).

REPowerEU – The European Parliament and the Council have assumed their standpoints

In May 2022, the Commission presented its proposal regarding REPowerEU. The purpose of the plan, which is based on the "Fit for 55" parcel , is to change Europe’s energy system by eliminating the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels as well as to tackle the climate crisis. The European Parliament and the Council have now adopted their positions in order to incorporate the plan into the national recovery and resilience plans.
November 29, 2022

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