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Vinge advises Coloplast on the acquisition of Atos Medical

November 11, 2021

Vinge advises Danish healthcare company Coloplast on its acquisition of Atos Medical, the global market leader in laryngectomy for EUR 2.155 billion (around DKK 16 billion) from PAI Partners, a global private equity firm headquartered in Paris. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and anticipated to occur in Q2 2021/22.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Matthias Pannier, Ulrich Ziche, Vilhelm Rondahl, Clara Sohlberg and Julia Hagelberg (M&A), Klara Secher and Axel Lennartsson (IP), Lisa Hörnqvist and Mario Saad (Agreements and IT), Karl-Hugo Engdahl and Karolina Fuhrman (GDPR), Tove Lövgren Frisk (Compliance), Jolinn Uhlin and Michaela Ådén (Banking & Financing), Elin Broman (Employment) and Lina Österberg and Ulf Pyk (Real Estate). Kromann Reumert acted as lead counsel for Coloplast.

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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.
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The Swedish Government decides on amendments to regulations on cabotage transports

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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