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Swedbank acquires Tas-Kommerzbank in the Ukraine

February 19, 2007

Swedbank has signed an agreement to acquire the Ukrainian bank, TAS-Kommerzbank. Tas-Kommerzbank, headquartered in Kiev, is the Ukraine's thirteenth largest bank in terms of loans and one of the fastest growing banks in the private sector. The bank has just over 170 offices, 2300 employees and over 100,000 private customers and 9000 corporate clients.

Vinge acted as the advisor for Swedbank during the acquisition. Representatives from Vinge included Carl-Gustaf De Geer, Maria-Pia Midenbäck Hope, Karin Ulberstad, Susanne Kvist, Johan Kjellson and Olga Zelepukina.

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