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Vinge advises Tele2 in the merger with Com Hem

January 10, 2018

Tele2 AB (publ) and Com Hem Holding AB (publ) announced on 10 January 2018 that they have agreed on a combination through a statutory merger in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act.

The combined company will be a leading integrated connectivity provider by combining an award-winning mobile network with the fastest national fixed network and the widest range of content in the market. The combination is conditional upon, inter alia, approval from the relevant competition authorities and approval of the merger from the shareholders in Tele2 and Com Hem. The merger is currently expected to be completed in the second half of 2018.

Vinge’s team primarily consists of Charlotte Levin, Erik Sjöman, David Andersson, Joakim Hagberg, Amanda Knutsson and Annika Nyberg Ekenberg (capital markets), Marcus Glader, Johan Karlsson, Emma Johansson, Grant McKelvey and Sebastian Örndahl (competition and regulatory), Louise Brorsson Salomon, Helena Håkansson and Lionardo Ojeda (financing) as well as Fredrik Dahl and Fredrik Gustafsson (employment).

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