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Vinge advises Sun Microsystems, Inc. on acquisition of MySQL AB

January 17, 2008

Vinge acts as Swedish counsel to Sun Microsystems, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of MySQL AB. The transaction is valued at USD 1 billion.

The Vinge team advising Sun Microsystems, Inc. includes corporate partners Christoffer Saidac and Jan Byström and corporate associates Martin Hall, Sara Khalil and Martina Engström. Partner Fredrik Dahl and associates Björn Petersson and Niclas Bergström provide employment and benefits advice. Partner Per Eric Alvsing and associate Anna Möller provide intellectual property advice and associate Maria Schultzberg provides tax advice.

The Swedish rules on cabotage transport and posting will change on 2 and 21 February 2022

The Swedish government has decided on a number of new rules concerning cabotage transports, combined transports, transport customer responsibility for driving and rest times and posting of workers.
January 21, 2022

Vinge presents the Swedish chapter for the 2022 version of The Legal 500: Private Equity Country Comparative Guide

The guide provides an overview of the Swedish Private Equity market and the salient legislation in connection with PE transactions in Sweden.
January 11, 2022

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings

On Tuesday 21 December, the EU Court of Justice delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Bank Melli Iran case (Case C-124/20) on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Statute regarding compliance with third country sanctions. According to the Court, the prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings. Following the Court’s judgment, anyone seeking to terminate a contract with a person or business subject to US sanctions must thoroughly consider if the termination is motivated by other reasons than the existing sanctions and reflect on whether to apply to the Commission for a derogation from the Blocking Statute.
December 23, 2021