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Vinge advises Bonnier in connection with the acquisition of one of Finland’s leading publishers

May 02, 2011

On Friday, 29 April 2011, Bonnier announced that it had acquired WSOY, Finland’s leading publisher within general literature, from Sanoma. Together with the existing stake in Tammi, the acquisition will strengthen Bonnier’s position as a general literature publisher in Finland. At the same time, Sanoma acquired Bonnier Education and Tammi Learning from Bonnier. The transactions strengthen both Bonnier and Sanoma’s focus on their respective core operational areas. The acquisition of WSOY is subject to approval by the competent competition authority.

Vinge advised Bonnier in respect of all three acquisitions. Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, responsible partner Malin Leffler and associates Jonas Johansson and Nicolina Kindblom as well as paralegal Ida Norlin.

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