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Vinge advises Carlson Hospitality Group in connection with the sale of Carlson Hotels

April 28, 2016

Vinge advises Carlson Hospitality Group, Inc. (“Carlson”) in connection with the sale of Carlson Hotels, Inc. (“Carlson Hotels“) to HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd. The sale includes Carlson Hotels’ majority stake of approximately 51.3 per cent of the shares in Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ), a company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. The transaction is, inter alia, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and is expected to close during the second half of 2016.

Vinge’s team consists of Göran Nyström, Dain Hård Nevonen and Rikard Lindahl.

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

The so-called UTP Act prohibits buyers from using certain terms and conditions and practices against suppliers of agricultural and food products. The Swedish Competition Authority exercises supervision and can, among other things, carry out unannounced inspections and order individual to attend formal interviews. In conjunction with violations, sanctions such as injunctions subject to a default fine or a sanction fee of up to one per cent of the buyer’s annual turnover can be imposed. The UTP Act will enter into force on 1 November 2021 and will also be applicable to contracts which are entered into prior to this date.
October 05, 2021

Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
September 30, 2021

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