Mandate VINGE ADVISES ATRIA IN CONNECTION WITH SALE OF FALBYGDENS OST

October 16, 2014

Vinge has advised Atria Sverige in connection with the sale of Falbygdens Ost to Arla Foods. Falbygdens Ost does not have its own cheese production facilities but, rather, buys cheese from other producers. Falbygdens Ost has approximately 100 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 470 million. The transaction is subject to approval by the Swedish Competition Authority.

Vinge’s team consisted of partner Johan Winnerblad together with, among others, associates Alex Miler, Daniel Unger and Malin Buch as well as project assistant Josefin Backlund. Partner Johan Karlsson and associate Emil Fahlén Godö provided competition law advice.

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