Mandate Vinge advises the Port of Gothenburg in the divestment of their container terminal

October 11, 2011

APM Terminals has acquired Skandia Container Terminal AB and will take over the operation of the container terminal in the Port of Gothenburg. Skandia Container Terminal AB was acquired from Göteborg Port Operation AB, a company controlled by the City of Gothenburg. In connection with the transaction, a concession agreement will be entered into concerning the operation of the terminal and related infrastructure. The acquisition is subject to approval of the relevant competition authorities.The transaction was the last of three in relation to the privatization process of the terminal operations in the Port of Gothenburg. The other two terminals, i.e. the ro/ro- and the car terminal respectively, were sold during 2010 and 2011. The Port of Gothenburg is by far the largest port in the Nordic region and the container terminal handles approximately 800,000 containers per year.

Vinge has advised Göteborg Port Operation AB and the Port of Gothenburg throughout the privatization process. The firm’s team was led by Fredrik Sonander and included Charlotte Forssander and Lisa Askbrink, as well as a number of other co-workers from the practice groups M&A, Shipping, Employment and Pensions, Real Estate and Environment.

Clarification of the interpretation of ”nearest suitable railway station”

Road transport performed by Samskip Sia in Sweden has been confirmed to be within the framework of a permitted combined transport through a decision of the Administrative court of Falun in Sweden. The central question in the case was how to interpret the term “nearest suitable railway station”
June 30, 2020

DAC 6 – EU Directive concerning reportable cross‑border tax arrangements

DAC 6 is a EU Directive which entails that advisers are subject to a duty to notify the relevant tax authorities concerning their client’s cross‑border arrangements. The purpose of the information disclosure obligation is to combat tax evasion, tax fraud and tax avoidance.
June 04, 2020

The importance of continuous focus on compliance procedures in disrupting times

A large number of corporations will most certainly be severely impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new challenges will impact companies’ compliance risks, which are likely to be different and, to a certain extent, increased. It is crucial that - also in disrupting times - internal compliance procedures are maintained and that new risks are identified and mitigated.
May 28, 2020