Vinge advises Qlik in connection with the acquisition of NodeGraph

August 12, 2021

Qlik® is market leading in the visual data analysis industry. Qlik’s products meet its customers’ growing needs in all areas by way of reports and visual analysis through self‑service to guided, embedded and customised analysis.

Approximately 38 000 customers use Qlik solutions in order to interpret data from different sources and to explore concealed data relationships, leading to insight and better decisions. NodeGraph supplies a metadata platform which helps users gaining full control of their data line, as well as visualisation, understanding and scaling their data environment in an intuitive way.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Henrik BornaAnna EdströmEmelie Svensäter JerntorpKarin Gynnerstedt and Carl Trolle Olson.

Arbitration proceedings between a Member State and an investor from another Member State further curtailed – the judgment of the EU Court of Justice in PL Holdings

Following the much debated judgment by the CJEU in Achmea, arbitration clauses in bilateral investment treaties between Member States under which an investor in one of those Member States may bring proceedings against the other Member State are considered incompatible with EU law. However, the judgment in Achmea seemed to leave it open whether an arbitration agreement between a Member State and an investor from another Member State not based on such a clause would be considered acceptable by the CJEU. Yesterday’s ruling by the Court in the Swedish case PL Holdings (Case C-109/20) dealt with one aspect of this question, resulting in further limits to investment arbitration in the EU.
October 27, 2021

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