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Vinge advises international private equity firm Cinven on the acquisition of Envirotainer

July 12, 2018

Headquartered in Stockholm, Envirotainer designs, manufactures and leases active temperature-controlled containers used primarily for air freighting biopharma products, transporting up to two millions doses of medicine per day. Envirotainer serves c. 600 customers worldwide, including many of the blue-chip global biopharma companies.

With c. 300 employees, Envirotainer operates from regional centres in Stockholm, Frankfurt, Dallas and Singapore, with a portfolio of more than 5,500 leased containers globally. Envirotainer developed and marketed the first container with an active temperature control system in 1995 and since then has significantly invested in technology and its container fleet.

Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko and Kristina Ekberg (M&A), Louise Brorsson Salomon and Albert Wållgren (Banking and Finance) together with associates Filip Öhrner, Samra Baytar, Karl Klackenberg, Anna Thoms, Vilhelm Rondahl and Arvid Axelryd (M&A), Linn Adelwald and Agnes Perbo (Banking and Finance), Hedvig Ekdahl, Lisa Hörnqvist and Hayaat Ibrahim (Commercial Agreements), Klara Secher (IP), Sara Strandberg and Sophia Holm (Employment), Johan Cederblad (Environment), Frida Ställborn (Real Estate) and VDR assistant Jessica Öijer.

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