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Vinge advises Bonhams 1793 Limited in connection with its acquisition of Bukowski

January 11, 2022

Vinge has advised Bonhams 1793 Limited, an international auction house with its head office in London, and a portfolio company of Epiris LLP, in connection with its acquisition of Bukowski Auktioner Aktiebolag (”Bukowski”).

Bukowski is an auction house within art and antiquities with its head office in Berzelii Park in Stockholm. The company also has a Finnish Subsidiary, Bukowski Oy. Through the acquisition, Bonhams will extend its geographical presence in Europe.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Christina Kokko, Isabelle Wållgren, Hannah Kajlinger, Christa Anttila, Vilhelm Rondahl and Ellen Åkerdahl Flygt (M&A), Anton Sjökvist and Caroline Krassén (Financial Services), Tove Lövgren Frisk (Compliance), Karl-Hugo Engdahl (GDPR, IT), Ulf Pyk (Real Estate), Karolina Fuhrman and Isabell Nielsen (Corporate Commercial), Arvid Axelryd (IP), Emil Lindvall and Gustav Lindgren (Employment) as well as Sara Dahlros Sköld (VDR).

The Swedish rules on cabotage transport and posting will change on 2 and 21 February 2022

The Swedish government has decided on a number of new rules concerning cabotage transports, combined transports, transport customer responsibility for driving and rest times and posting of workers.
January 21, 2022

Vinge presents the Swedish chapter for the 2022 version of The Legal 500: Private Equity Country Comparative Guide

The guide provides an overview of the Swedish Private Equity market and the salient legislation in connection with PE transactions in Sweden.
January 11, 2022

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings

On Tuesday 21 December, the EU Court of Justice delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Bank Melli Iran case (Case C-124/20) on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Statute regarding compliance with third country sanctions. According to the Court, the prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings. Following the Court’s judgment, anyone seeking to terminate a contract with a person or business subject to US sanctions must thoroughly consider if the termination is motivated by other reasons than the existing sanctions and reflect on whether to apply to the Commission for a derogation from the Blocking Statute.
December 23, 2021