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Vinge advises SES ASTRA

April 12, 2010

Vinge is advising SES ASTRA S.A. (“SES ASTRA”) in connection with the company’s acquisition of full ownership of SES SIRIUS AB (“SES SIRIUS”), a leading provider of satellite services primarily in the Nordic and Baltic regions. SES ASTRA became the owner of all shares in SES SIRIUS following the acquisition of the remaining 10 per cent of the shares in SES SIRIUS from the Swedish Space Corporation. SES ASTRA became a shareholder in SES SIRIUS in October 2000 when it acquired a fifty per cent shareholding in the company. During the last decade, SES ASTRA has gradually increased its holding culminating in a 90 per cent holding in 2008. SES SIRIUS has offices in Sweden, Latvia, Russia, the Ukraine and Romania.

SES ASTRA is a market leader in Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite systems in Europe and provides services to more than 122 million DTH and cable households and broadcasts more than 2,500 analogue and digital TV and radio channels.

Vinge’s team consists of Carl Johan af Petersens, Mikael Broomé, Ola Sandersson and Fredrik von der Esch.

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

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.
August 20, 2021

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.
July 06, 2021