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Vinge advises on sale of Hans Andersson Recycling to Veolia

September 01, 2017

Vinge has advised the seller in connection with the sale of all shares in Hans Recycling Group AB to Veolia Nordic AB.


Hans Andersson Recycling Group AB conducts, via approximately 15 wholly- and part owned subsidiaries, recycling operations and waste transports primarily in Sweden but also in Finland and Germany. The group has a turnover of approximately SEK 1.5 billion and employs approximately 400 persons. The competition authorities in Sweden and Germany have approved the merger.

Vinge’s team has primarily consisted of responsible partner Anders Strid, Frida Bäckegren (M&A), Mercedes Anderås (real estate and commercial leases), Johan Cederblad (environmental law), Joel Zetterström (IT), Rebecka Maltenius (commercial leases) and corporate assistant Camilla Andersson.
 

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.
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Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
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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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