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Vinge advises Industrifonden on the investment in Flexenclosure AB

November 27, 2007

Industrifonden will invest MSEK 8 in Flexenclosure, a Lidköping company that develops environmental telecom solutions such as “technique houses”. These consist of a base station connected to a radio mast and will provide energy to a mobile telephony network when electricity is unavailable. The technique houses operate the base stations by means of renewable sources of energy, such as e.g. solar and wind power. The total investment of MSEK 12 will be used to increase the rate of expansion based on renewable energy solutions.

Industrifonden is represented by partner Johan Winnerblad assisted by Johan Larsson.

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