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Sparbanken Finn and Sparbanken Gripen form a new bank for the Öresund region

September 22, 2009

Vinge is advising the parties primarily in relation to the structural, corporate and banking law issues as well as the competition law aspects of the merger.
 
Sparbanken Finn and Sparbanken Gripen AB want to form a new bank with its base in western Skåne and with the stated ambition of expanding within the Öresund region. The bank has 200,000 retail customers and 16,000 corporate customers and a business volume of SEK 80.5 billion and approximately 600 employees.
 
Vinge's team consisted of responsible partner Henrik Ossborn with Erik Gabrielson and Magnus Hedsund (M&A), Magnus Bigner and Johan Ragnar (Banking and Finance) and Pär Remnelid and Johanna Lindman (Competition Law).

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