Mandate

Vinge has advised Bilprovningen in connection with the sale of approx. 1/3 of its network of inspection stations

July 09, 2012

Vinge has advised Aktiebolaget Svensk Bilprovning in connection with the disposal of Besiktningskluster 1 AB to Opus Group AB (publ). Besiktningskluster 1 AB owns around 1/3 of Bilprovningen’s network of inspection stations and the disposal is part of the reregulation and competition exposure of the Swedish vehicle inspection market. Opus Group AB (publ) is listed on First North Premier (NASDAQ OMX) and develops, produces and sell products and services for, inter alia, vehicle inspections and repair workshops, and operates mandatory vehicle inspection programs in a number of countries. The purchase price amounts to approx. MSEK 375. The transaction is subject to, inter alia, accreditation approval.

The Vinge team was led by Carl Gustaf De Geer, Daniel Rosvall and Peter Sundgren and included lawyers from a number of practice areas such as M&A, Banking & Finance, EU &Antitrust, IT, Employment & Benefits, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and also entailed regulatory issues regarding the motor vehicle inspection legislation.

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