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Vinge advises EQT on merger of FocusVision and Confirmit

January 08, 2021

The Nordic-based PE-forms EQT and Verdance intends to merger their respective portfolio companies FocusVision and Confirmit.

FocusVision was acuiered by EQT 201t and provides software and services for market research. Confirmit was acquired by Verdane 2019 and provides solutions for, inter alia, customer experience and market research. The merger is subject to customary regulatory approvals. 

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko (M&A), Marcus Glader (EU & Competition) and Albert Wållgren (Banking & Finance) and associates Stina Bengtsson (M&A), Pauline Lagerstrand, (Banking & Finance), Ebba Svenburg (Employment), Emma Johansson, Sebastian Örndahl, Anna Grigorian, Xandra Ståhlberg and Alice Noguier (EU & 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