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Vinge advises GB HoldCo on its takeover bid for Gunnebo

September 28, 2020

Altor Fund V and Stena Adactum AB have, through the jointly controlled company GB HoldCo AB, announced a recommended cash offer to the shareholders of Gunnebo Aktiebolag. The offer values Gunnebo at approximately SEK 2.4 billion.

Gunnebo develops, manufactures, markets and sells security products, software and services. The Company has its headquarters in Gothenburg with operations globally through own presence in approximately 25 countries. In addition, Gunnebo's products and solutions are sold in more than 100 markets through comprehensive distribution networks.

Vinge’s team consisted of David Andersson, Erik Sjöman, Amanda Knutsson and Julia Hirschberg (Capital Markets and Public M&A), Christina Kokko, Maria Dahlin Kolvik, Desirée Sjöblom, Elsie Nassar and Carl Fredrik Wachtmeister (M&A), Louise Brorsson Salomon, Linn Adelwald, Pauline Lagerstrand and Hannes Pettersson (Banking and Finance) Johan Karlsson and Johan Wahlbom (Competition law), Sofia Bergenstråhle (IP), Karl-Hugo Engdahl (IT) and Jolene Reimerson (Commercial Agreements).

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