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Saab acquires Ericsson Microwave Systems

July 21, 2006

Saab AB is buying Ericsson Microwave Systems with approximately 1250 employees in Gothenburg. The acquisition gives Saab a leading position in the radar and sensor business with their already advanced product portfolio in the field of defence, aviation, space and national defence. The purchase price is SEK 3.8 billion and purchase also includes Ericsson's 40 percent share in Saab Ericsson Space.

Vinge acted as advisor to Saab during the acquisition. Vinge representatives included Johan Winnerblad, Christina Kokko, Olle Rislund, Björn Gustavsson, Thomas Sjöberg, Katja Cato, Niclas Winnberg and Theresa Kovac.

The Swedish rules on cabotage transport and posting will change on 2 and 21 February 2022

The Swedish government has decided on a number of new rules concerning cabotage transports, combined transports, transport customer responsibility for driving and rest times and posting of workers.
January 21, 2022

Vinge presents the Swedish chapter for the 2022 version of The Legal 500: Private Equity Country Comparative Guide

The guide provides an overview of the Swedish Private Equity market and the salient legislation in connection with PE transactions in Sweden.
January 11, 2022

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings

On Tuesday 21 December, the EU Court of Justice delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Bank Melli Iran case (Case C-124/20) on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Statute regarding compliance with third country sanctions. According to the Court, the prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings. Following the Court’s judgment, anyone seeking to terminate a contract with a person or business subject to US sanctions must thoroughly consider if the termination is motivated by other reasons than the existing sanctions and reflect on whether to apply to the Commission for a derogation from the Blocking Statute.
December 23, 2021