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Vinge advises Aspiro in capital raising

June 16, 2014

Aspiro AB (publ) has published a rights issue prospectus for approximately SEK 65.8 million before transactions costs. The rights issue is fully subscribed by, among others, the principal owner, Streaming Media AS, a company within the Schibsted group. The rights issue is intended to strengthen the company’s financial position and implement the company’s strategies.

Vinge advised Aspiro in connection with the rights issue. Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Jesper Schönbeck, Oskar Bellani and Amanda Granqvist.

Aspiro is a media technology company which is playing a prominent role in redefining music consumption. The company offers WiMP, a premium music streaming service for consumers with HiFi quality audio and the first and only multimedia service with integrated editorial, magazine and video content. In addition, Aspiro is also a content supplier to the media industry through the syndicated platform, RADR, and helps its partners to attract and retain visitors on their websites. For more information, visit www.aspiro.com.

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