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Vinge advises DOLBY on the acquisition of Coding Technologies

November 14, 2007

Vinge advises the American company DOLBY (one of the world’s leading companies within sound systems) on the acquisition of Coding Technologies AB for a price of appr. 1.6 billion kronor.

DOLBY was represented by Peter Morawetz, Ulrich Ziche, Mats Hävermark and Anna-Sofia Nilsson-Prevell with respect to all acquisition agreements.
The due diligence work was carried out by Jessica Olofsson (who was also the coordinator of the due diligence), Kristoffer Nordman, Anna Elm, Per Westman, Martina Engström, Fredrik von der Esch, Peter Alstergren, Johanna Rutberg and Petter Elmstedt. Dain Nevonen worked on a number of corporate issues.

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