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Vinge advises O2 in connection with its application for listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm

March 09, 2010

Vinge is advising the wind power company OM Vind AB in connection with the company’s application for listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The expected first day of trading is 22 March 2010. A new issue of not less than MSEK 950 and not more than MSEK 1,150 will be performed in conjunction with the listing. SEB Enskilda and Swedbank Markets are Joint Lead Managers and Book Runners in the offering. Vinge is also advising on the restructuring of O2’s legal structure which will take place prior to O2’s shares being admitted to trading. Vinge has also advised O2 in connection with negotiation of loan agreements in the amount of approximately SEK 2.4 billion with a Nordic bank consortium consisting of DnB Nor, SEB and Swedbank.

Vinge’s team primarily consists of Lena Almefelt, Petter Alberts, Fredrik Stjernström, Helena Backlund, Christian Johansson, Johan Cederblad, Kimmie Johansson and Andreas Wirén. As regards the loan financing aspect of the transaction, Vinge’s team primarily consists of Mikael Ståhl, Christian Johansson and Ulrica Åkesson.

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