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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.

New statute prohibits unfair terms and conditions and practices in conjunction with the purchase of agricultural and food products

The so-called UTP Act prohibits buyers from using certain terms and conditions and practices against suppliers of agricultural and food products. The Swedish Competition Authority exercises supervision and can, among other things, carry out unannounced inspections and order individual to attend formal interviews. In conjunction with violations, sanctions such as injunctions subject to a default fine or a sanction fee of up to one per cent of the buyer’s annual turnover can be imposed. The UTP Act will enter into force on 1 November 2021 and will also be applicable to contracts which are entered into prior to this date.
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Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
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European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

The European Commission has recently issued three opinions regarding the interpretation of asset freeze provisions in certain sanctions legislation pertaining to Central African Republic, Ukraine, Libya and Syria. The opinions are also of relevance for other sanctions regimes which provide for the same or similar restrictions. Therefore, their practical relevance goes far beyond the sanctions regimes in the context of which they were issued and they therefore provide for helpful guidance regarding the required thresholds for sanctions compliance generally.
September 20, 2021