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Vinge Advises Carlsberg in Offer for Scottish & Newcastle

January 30, 2008

On January the 25th 2008 the Board of Directors of Carlsberg A/S and Heineken N.V, as one part, and, as the other part, Scottish & Newcastle plc, announced that they had agreed upon the terms in the offer for Scottish & Newcastle which in turn sprang from a jointly owned company by Carlsberg and Heineken. The offer is based upon Scottish & Newcastle estimated value of GBP 7,6 billion. Baltic Beverages Holding AB, the jointly owned company of Carlsberg and Scottish & Newcastle, has played an important role in the connection to the discussions that have preceded the agreement. Vinge acts as legal advisors to Carlsberg on Swedish queries.

Vinge’s team included Hans Bagger and Finn Madsen (Litigation), Erik Sjöman (Corporate Law and Public M&A), assisted by, among others, Christina Ramberg and Andreas Eriksson.       

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