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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.       

New statute prohibits unfair terms and conditions and practices in conjunction with the purchase of agricultural and food products

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Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
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European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

The European Commission has recently issued three opinions regarding the interpretation of asset freeze provisions in certain sanctions legislation pertaining to Central African Republic, Ukraine, Libya and Syria. The opinions are also of relevance for other sanctions regimes which provide for the same or similar restrictions. Therefore, their practical relevance goes far beyond the sanctions regimes in the context of which they were issued and they therefore provide for helpful guidance regarding the required thresholds for sanctions compliance generally.
September 20, 2021