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Vinge advises Symphony Technology Group in connection with the public offer for IBS

May 18, 2011

Vinge advises Symphony Technology Group in connection with the public offer for IBS AB, listed on NASDAQ OMX First North. Symphony Technology Group offers SEK 1.75 in cash per share in IBS, regardless of share class, and the board of directors of IBS has unanimously recommended the shareholders to accept the offer. Shareholders representing approximately 75.5 percent of the shares and 81.4 percent of the votes have irrevocably undertaken to accept the offer.

Vinge’s team consists of partner in charge Pontus Enquist as well as Emil Hedberg. In addition, Fabian Ekeblad has advised on banking and finance issues, and Johan Mattsson, Maria Eierborg, Moa Bergsten, Mikael Satama Granberg, Per Westman and Anders Frick, among other, have participated in the due diligence carried out on IBS.

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

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