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.

Sanctions round-up

Not long time ago sanctions were a rare occurrence which only involved obscure products and countries, and which were decided by the members of the United Nations Security Council. Today, the European Union and, in particular, the United States, impose sanctions and other trade restrictions with high frequency which have the potential to affect any type of transaction. Below you will find a summary of some recent developments.
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EU Commission criticizes Sweden for its application of the rules on combined transports

Through a formal notice to Sweden, the European Commission has criticized the inadequate application of Directive 92/106/ECC on common rules for certain forms of combined transport of goods between Member States (the “Combined Transports Directive”). The notice mainly concerns the Swedish Transport Agency's application of the term "nearest suitable railway station"
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