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Vinge advises Vostok New Ventures Ltd in connection with its in kind acquisition of BlaBlaCar

November 30, 2016

Vinge has advised Vostok New Ventures Ltd (”Vostok”) in connection with an investment in the Paris based ride-sharing service Comuto SA (”BlaBlaCar”).

The acquisition was made by an issue in kind where the purchase price for the shares in BlaBlaCar consisted of 4,154,495 newly issued shares in Vostok. A prospectus for listing of the Swedish depository receipts representing the issued shares was approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and made public on 23 November, 2016. The Swedish depository receipts were admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm on 25 November 2016.

Vostok is an investment company with a special focus on online marketplaces and businesses with strong network effects. As of 30 September 2016, the net asset value of the group was USD 632.44 million. The Swedish depository receipts of Vostok are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap segment.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Jesper Schönbeck, David Andersson, Frida Bäckegren, Joel Wahlberg and Sara Osman.

The Swedish rules on cabotage transport and posting will change on 2 and 21 February 2022

The Swedish government has decided on a number of new rules concerning cabotage transports, combined transports, transport customer responsibility for driving and rest times and posting of workers.
January 21, 2022

Vinge presents the Swedish chapter for the 2022 version of The Legal 500: Private Equity Country Comparative Guide

The guide provides an overview of the Swedish Private Equity market and the salient legislation in connection with PE transactions in Sweden.
January 11, 2022

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings

On Tuesday 21 December, the EU Court of Justice delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Bank Melli Iran case (Case C-124/20) on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Statute regarding compliance with third country sanctions. According to the Court, the prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings. Following the Court’s judgment, anyone seeking to terminate a contract with a person or business subject to US sanctions must thoroughly consider if the termination is motivated by other reasons than the existing sanctions and reflect on whether to apply to the Commission for a derogation from the Blocking Statute.
December 23, 2021