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Vinge advises Swedish Match in the acquisition of Gotlandssnus

July 31, 2018

Founded in 2002, Gotlandssnus develops, produces, and sells both snus and nicotine-free products, with sales in Sweden, the US, Asia, and parts of Europe.

The company sells popular brands such as Jakobsson’s snus and Qvitt (nicotine and tobacco free pouches). Gotlandssnus produces approximately 4 million cans per year. The production facility and head office are located in Romakloster, Gotland. The current managing director and founder Henrik Jakobsson will remain as the managing director of Gotlandssnus and also as a minority shareholder of the company.
 
Vinge’s team consisted of partner Jonas Johansson and associate Karl Klackenberg.

Sweden proposes a new law on investment screening which will have significant implications for transactions

Contrary to the situation in many other countries, there are currently only limited possibilities to regulate or prevent foreign direct investments in Sweden that could entail risks to Swedish security interests. Existing regulatory frameworks, such as the Protective Security Act (Sw. Säkerhetsskyddslagen), are limited to certain areas, to certain activities and to specific situations. The final report of the Inquiry of foreign direct investments (Sw. Granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar), published on 1 November 2021, puts forward a proposal for new legislation to address this gap.
November 04, 2021

The Swedish Government decides on amendments to regulations on cabotage transports

The Swedish Government has now decided to implement changes in the regulations concerning the conditions for foreign hauliers' freight transport in Sweden and the responsibility for customers ordering such transports. The Government's decision was prompted by a judgment from the Court of Appeal over Skåne and Blekinge in case B 3209-20, on 5 May 2021.
November 02, 2021

Wibeke Sorling appointed as new partner

Commencing 1 January 2022, Wibeke Sorling will become a partner at Vinge’s Gothenburg office.
October 27, 2021