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Vinge advises Oberthur Technologies in public offer for XPonCard

February 27, 2008

Vinge is advising Oberthur Technologies in connection with its announced public offer for XPonCard Group AB (publ). The offer, which comprises all shares in XPonCard, values XPonCard at approximately SEK 704 million.

The Vinge team advising Oberthur Technologies S.A. includes Anders Åberg, Jan Lombach, Mattias Friberg and Petter Elmstedt. Paula Röttorp, Louise Salomon and Anders Morén are providing advice regarding the financing, and Mattias Schömer and Johan Bocander are providing tax advice. Emma Dufva is providing competition law advice.

Oberthur Technologies is listed on Euronext Paris. Oberthur Technologies is one of the world leaders in the field of secure technologies in its main target markets: smart cards, secure printing and cash protection. XPonCard is a services company listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm that provides card concepts and solutions for secure payment, smart mobile solutions, improved customer loyalty and secure identification. The combination of Oberthur Technologies and XPonCard will create the second largest player in the global smart card industry with sales in the order of EUR 735 million (SEK 6.8 billion).

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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Vinge contributing to International Comparative Legal Guides

Vinge’s specialists within Maritime and Transport law have been requested to contribute with a chapter explaining the Swedish legislative framework in relation to maritime law in the International Comparative Legal Guides, ICLG.
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New partners and counsels appointed at Vinge’s Stockholm office

Advokat Sofie Bjärtun, advokat Rikard Lindahl, advokat Malin Malm Waerme and advokat Daniel Wendelsson at Vinge’s Stockholm office have been appointed as new partners as of 1 January 2022. The following lawyers have been elected as counsels at Vinge’s Stockholm office: Advokat Stojan Arnerstål, advokat Amanda Knutsson, advokat Jolene Reimerson, advokat Linnéa Sellström and advokat Filip Öhrner.
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