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Vinge advises DORO SAS in connection with the acquisition of all shares in French based Prylos SAS

July 12, 2011

Vinge has advised DORO SAS in connection with its acquisition of all shares in the French based company, Prylos SAS. DORO SAS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DORO AB, the shares of which are listed on the Nordic List, Small Companies, on OMX NASDAQ Stockholm. Doro focuses on the development, marketing and sale of telecom products which are specifically directed to the elderly. With more than 35 years experience and sales in more than 30 countries on five continents, Doro is a world leading trademark within the field of simple and user-friendly mobile phones. As a result of the acquisition, Doro has acquired an Android-based platform for its product launches and a dedicated development team within telecom solutions for senior citizens.

Vinge’s team advising DORO SAS consisted of partners Johan Winnerblad and Johan Göthberg and associate Nina Farrahi. Partner Karin Grauers provided intellectual property law advice.

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