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.