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Vinge advises Loopia on its acquisition of .SE Direkt

February 11, 2019

Vinge has advised Loopia on its acquisition of the Swedish Internet Foundation’s (“IIS”) registrar business .SE Direkt.

As of mid-February, .SE Direkt's customers will have Loopia as registrar for their domains. Loopia AB, which is a part of Loopia Group, is one of Sweden's largest and fastest growing web hosting companies with operations in Sweden, Norway, and Serbia. Loopia currently has over 225,000 customers and is a market leader in Sweden within domain names and web hosting. IIS is responsible for the Swedish top-level domain .se and is an independent, business-driven and public organization who works for an internet that contributes positively to people and society.
 
Vinge’s team consisted of partners Christina Kokko (M&A) and Mikael Ståhl (Banking and Finance), and associates Linda Sengul and Martin Cronsioe (M&A), Josefine Larsson (Banking and Finance), Nicklas Thorgerzon (Commercial Agreements) and Klara Secher (IP).
 

New statute prohibits unfair terms and conditions and practices in conjunction with the purchase of agricultural and food products

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Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

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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.
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