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Vinge advises the sellers of Refensa in connection with the sale to Viking Ventures’ portfolio company Grade

February 23, 2022

Refensa is a cloud-based solution for digital reference checking when recruiting. The acquisition of Refensa further strengthens Grade’s offering of best-of-breed solutions within HR and is a natural step in the Grade’s growth strategy.

Following the transaction, the expanding Grade group consists of the companies Varbi, Grade, Workbuster and Refensa. In connection with the acquisition of Refensa, the group is collectively called Grade.

Vinge has advised the founders of Refensa in connection with the transaction.

Vinge’s team consisted of Karl Klackenberg, Ulrich Ziche and Egil Svensson.

REPowerEU – The European Parliament and the Council have assumed their standpoints

In May 2022, the Commission presented its proposal regarding REPowerEU. The purpose of the plan, which is based on the "Fit for 55" parcel , is to change Europe’s energy system by eliminating the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels as well as to tackle the climate crisis. The European Parliament and the Council have now adopted their positions in order to incorporate the plan into the national recovery and resilience plans.
November 29, 2022

Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

International companies run the risk of the erroneous management of tax issues when conducting operations in several jurisdictions. In such event, disputes can arise with the relevant tax authorities. The Legal 500 has now introduced a dedicated chapter on tax disputes in its comparative guide for the first time and Ulrika Bengtsson, advokat and counsel, has been selected to provide a clear picture of the Swedish tax litigation system.
November 09, 2022

The wide reach of the prohibition against circumventing EU sanctions

Against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU has imposed a number of sanctions, which include a prohibition for companies within the EU to take certain measures in relation to Russia, as well as designated Russian people and entities on the sanction lists. Furthermore, a prohibition to circumvent the sanctions has been introduced in order to ensure that the sanctions are effective also in practice. When it comes to this circumvention prohibition, it is important to be aware of its wide interpretation, as established by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Commission.
October 31, 2022