Mandate 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.

Amendments to the Swedish Competition Act provide extended powers for the Swedish Competition Authority

Early in 2021, the Swedish Competition Act (2008: 579) will be amended in several important respects. The background to the amendments is Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which aims to harmonize the investigative and sanctioning powers of the European competition authorities in their enforcement of the EU competition rules. Undertakings active in Sweden will be affected by the amendments in several ways.
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Vinge contributes to IUMI Eye

International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) is preparing for its first web based conference – Stockholm 2020 – of which Vinge is a proud sponsor. In the latest edition of IUMI Eye, published just in time for the conference, Vinge’s Paula Bäckdén and Sweden Insurance’s senior advisor Mikaela Tamm discuss the implications of waiving liability limitations.
September 15, 2020

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

Vinge has been awarded “Best Nordic Business Law Firm for Women” at the European Women in Business Law Awards which took place in London on 10 September. For the eighth time, Vinge has won the award as the law firm which has been most successful in relation to its gender equality work.
September 10, 2020