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Vinge advises Hansa Medical in connection with directed share issue

November 30, 2017

The board of directors of Hansa Medical has resolved on a directed new issue of ordinary shares, subject to approval by an extraordinary general meeting, whereby Hansa Medical will raise proceeds of approximately SEK 545 million, before issue costs.

The share issue is directed to a number of selected international and Swedish reputable long-only investors and international sector specialist funds, on the basis of an accelerated bookbuilding process conducted by Evercore, RBC Capital Markets and SEB.

Hansa Medical is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel immunomodulatory enzymes for transplantation and acute autoimmune diseases. The company’s shares are admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Vinge’s team has consisted of Dain Hård Nevonen, Erik Sjöman, Joakim Hagberg, Sabina Börjesson and Ramin Baradaran.

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.
October 05, 2021

Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
September 30, 2021

European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

The European Commission has recently issued three opinions regarding the interpretation of asset freeze provisions in certain sanctions legislation pertaining to Central African Republic, Ukraine, Libya and Syria. The opinions are also of relevance for other sanctions regimes which provide for the same or similar restrictions. Therefore, their practical relevance goes far beyond the sanctions regimes in the context of which they were issued and they therefore provide for helpful guidance regarding the required thresholds for sanctions compliance generally.
September 20, 2021