Mandate

Vinge advises KF on the acquisition of Coop Sverige

December 20, 2007

Vinge advises KF on the acquisition of Coop Sverige, a grocery retailer. Thereby, KF will be transformed from a pure owner and investment company to a retail group. The three founders of Coop Norden – Swedish KF, Danish FDB and Norwegian NKL – agree to transfer Coop Norden’s retail business and wholesaler and industrial business to the original owners in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The KF group, Coop Sverige and the consumer associations together have a turnover of appr. 40 billion kronor and have a total of appr. 17,000 employees.

KF is represented by partners Johan Winnerblad and Christina Kokko assisted by Anna Palmérus.

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