Mandate

Vinge advises Ellevio on acquisition of Laforsen Produktionsnät AB and ancillary assets

February 12, 2019

Vinge advises Ellevio AB (publ) on its acquisition of the remaining 40% interest in Laforsen Produktionsnät AB, the grid operator for the transit of electricity to the Laforsen power station, and certain ancillary assets from Fortum Sverige AB and Holmen AB (publ).

The final parts of the transaction was closed on 28 January 2018.

Vinge’s team consisted primarily of responsible partner Peter Sundgren (Energy / M&A) together with associates Rasmus Perdahl (M&A) and Hannes Pettersson (M&A).
 

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.
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Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
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European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

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