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Vinge advises Byggmax in connection with its application for listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

May 18, 2010

Vinge is advising Byggmax Group AB in connection with the company’s application for listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The expected first day of trading is 2 June 2010. Carnegie Investment bank AB and ABG Sundal Collier AB are Joint Book Runners in the offering. Vinge is also advising on the refinancing of the company. Byggmax operates in the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish DIY-market, offering basic building materials primarily to individual consumers who undertake general repairs, maintenance and home improvement projects.

Vinge’s team primarily consists of Rikard Stenberg, Henrik Clipii Fritz and Johan Thiman as well as Maria Schultzberg with respect to tax issues. As regards the refinancing aspect of the transaction, Vinge’s team primarily consists of Bo Adrianzon and Johan Steen.

Sweden proposes a new law on investment screening which will have significant implications for transactions

Contrary to the situation in many other countries, there are currently only limited possibilities to regulate or prevent foreign direct investments in Sweden that could entail risks to Swedish security interests. Existing regulatory frameworks, such as the Protective Security Act (Sw. Säkerhetsskyddslagen), are limited to certain areas, to certain activities and to specific situations. The final report of the Inquiry of foreign direct investments (Sw. Granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar), published on 1 November 2021, puts forward a proposal for new legislation to address this gap.
November 04, 2021

The Swedish Government decides on amendments to regulations on cabotage transports

The Swedish Government has now decided to implement changes in the regulations concerning the conditions for foreign hauliers' freight transport in Sweden and the responsibility for customers ordering such transports. The Government's decision was prompted by a judgment from the Court of Appeal over Skåne and Blekinge in case B 3209-20, on 5 May 2021.
November 02, 2021

Wibeke Sorling appointed as new partner

Commencing 1 January 2022, Wibeke Sorling will become a partner at Vinge’s Gothenburg office.
October 27, 2021