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Vinge advises DFDS on sale of two routes on the Irish Sea

December 03, 2010

Vinge is advising DFDS in connection with the sale of two routes in the northern part of the Irish Sea to Stena Line. The sale covers the routes Belfast-Birkenhead and Belfast-Heysham, plus two ro-ro-vessels and two chartered ro-pax vessels. Stena Line will in addition take over operations at the prot terminals of Belfast, Birkenhead and Heysham. Turnover on the routes in 2009 was DKK 520m. The total consideration was EUR 47.5m. There are no conditions attached to the completion of the sale.

The Vinge team advising DFDS includes Jesper Ottergren (partner) and Anna Edström. Pär Remnelid (partner) and Johanna Bergdahl are providing competition law advice.

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