Mandate

Vinge advises Electra Gruppen in connection with the merger with Elon Group

December 09, 2021

Electra Gruppen, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, develops and operates concepts for retail chains with independent entrepreneurs, especially within consumer electronics, and is a flexible logistics partner that offers advanced IT and logistics solutions. Electra Gruppen’s merger with Elon Group creates the leading voluntary specialist retail chain in the Nordic region for home products with a focus on kitchens, appliances, consumer electronics, lighting and interior design, offered to consumers and businesses.

Based on the closing price of Electra Gruppen’s share on 6 December 2021 of SEK 65.0 per share, the value of the Electra Gruppen shares issued amounts to approximately SEK 628 million. The merger is intended to be carried out during the first half of 2022.

The Vinge team has primarily consisted of Charlotte Levin, Erik Sjöman, Amanda Knutsson, Annika Nyberg Ekenberg (Corporate public), samt Johan Karlsson, Sebastian Örndahl och Jakob Jeanrond (EU and competition).

The Swedish rules on cabotage transport and posting will change on 2 and 21 February 2022

The Swedish government has decided on a number of new rules concerning cabotage transports, combined transports, transport customer responsibility for driving and rest times and posting of workers.
January 21, 2022

Vinge presents the Swedish chapter for the 2022 version of The Legal 500: Private Equity Country Comparative Guide

The guide provides an overview of the Swedish Private Equity market and the salient legislation in connection with PE transactions in Sweden.
January 11, 2022

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings

On Tuesday 21 December, the EU Court of Justice delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Bank Melli Iran case (Case C-124/20) on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Statute regarding compliance with third country sanctions. According to the Court, the prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings. Following the Court’s judgment, anyone seeking to terminate a contract with a person or business subject to US sanctions must thoroughly consider if the termination is motivated by other reasons than the existing sanctions and reflect on whether to apply to the Commission for a derogation from the Blocking Statute.
December 23, 2021