Mandate

Vinge advises Bygghemma in connection with acquisition of Hemfint

February 26, 2020

Vinge has advised Bygghemma Sverige AB in connection with the acquisition of 84 per cent of the shares in Hemfint Kristianstad AB for a fixed purchase price regarding 51 per cent of the shares, an earn-out based purchase price regarding 33 per cent of the shares over a 3-year period as well as an option to acquire the remaining shares within 3-4 years.

Bygghemma is the leading online based European supplier of products and services within DIY and home furnishings. In 2019, Bygghemma’s turnover was SEK 6.2 billion and the company employs more than 1 500 persons, has its head office in Malmö and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap. Hemfint is a fast-growing online provider of doors, windows, bathroom and leisure products in Sweden under its own trademarks and had a turnover of more than SEK 150 million in 2018.

Vinge’s team consisted of partner Kristian Ford together with, among others, associates Niklas Törnell, Tilda Hall, Jessica Salomonsson (commercial property/real estate) and Freja Najafi Kristensen (employment). 

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