Mandate

Vinge has advised Apoteket omstrukturering AB in connection with the sale of pharmacies

November 10, 2009

Vinge has advised Apoteket Omstrukturering AB in connection with the reregulation of the Swedish pharmacy market and in connection with the disposal through Apoteket AB (publ) of 8 so-called cluster companies consisting of a total of 465 pharmacies to Kronans Droghandel/KF, Altor, Priveq/Investor Growth Capital and Segulah for a total purchase price of approximately SEK 5.9 billion.

The Vinge team was led by Carl Gustaf De Geer and Henrik Wenckert and included associates from different practice areas such as M&A, Banking & Finance, EU &Antitrust, IT/Telecom, Employment & Benefits, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and also entailed regulatory issues regarding the pharmaceuticals legislation including licensing on the pharmacy market.

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