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Vinge advises Nordea and Swedbank in connection with K2A’s establishment of its MTN programme

May 21, 2021

Vinge has advised Nordea Bank Abp and Swedbank AB (publ) as lead arrangers and issuing agents in connection with the structuring, documenting and establishment of K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter AB (publ) (”K2A”) unsecured medium term note programme (the “MTN Programme”). The MTN Programme is part of K2A’s debt financing and allows K2A to issue senior unsecured medium term notes in an aggregate amount of up to SEK 3,000,000,000 in SEK or EUR, with a minimum tenor of one year.

In contrast to customary MTN programmes, the MTN Programme was structured to be aligned with the terms and structure of high yield bonds issued on a standalone basis – making the MTN Programme one of the first of its kind in Sweden.

K2A has prepared a base prospectus which has been approved by, and registered with, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Vinge’s team consisted of Mikael Ståhl, Lionardo Ojeda and Felix Möller.

REPowerEU – The European Parliament and the Council have assumed their standpoints

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Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

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November 09, 2022

The wide reach of the prohibition against circumventing EU sanctions

Against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU has imposed a number of sanctions, which include a prohibition for companies within the EU to take certain measures in relation to Russia, as well as designated Russian people and entities on the sanction lists. Furthermore, a prohibition to circumvent the sanctions has been introduced in order to ensure that the sanctions are effective also in practice. When it comes to this circumvention prohibition, it is important to be aware of its wide interpretation, as established by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Commission.
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