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Vinge advises EQT Infrastructure II in connection with its divestment of the Hector Rail group to Ancala Infrastructure

June 12, 2020

Vinge has advised EQT Infrastructure II in connection with entering into an agreement to divest the Hector Rail group to Ancala’s European Infrastructure Fund II.

Hector Rail was acquired by EQT Infrastructure II in November 2014 and is the largest private rail freight operator in Scandinavia with significant operations in Germany. With a fleet of over 100 locomotives and 400 employees, including approximately 250 train drivers, Hector Rail transports essential goods for a wide range of customers. Hector Rail also operates a growing domestic platform in Germany, the largest rail freight market in Europe, from which it focuses on attractive niche segments, such as energy and intermodal flows.

Vinge´s team consisted of Daniel Rosvall, Karl Klackenberg, Milad Kamali and Olivia Belding (M&A), Mikael Ståhl and Axel Jansson (Banking and Finance), Mathilda Persson (Commercial Agreements) and Kristoffer Sällfors (Regulatory).

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