Vinge has advised Fidelio Capital in connection with its investment in Hemfrid

August 27, 2021

Vinge has advised Fidelio Capital AB in its majority investment in Hemfrid i Sverige AB, the leading player within the home service industry in Sweden, with a revenue exceeding MSEK 700 and more than 2,000 employees in 2020. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed during the second half of 2021.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Daniel Rosvall, Jonas Bergström, Joacim Rydergård, Filip Öhrner, Christa Anttila, Hannah Kajlinger, Annie Fällström and Amanda Steen (M&A), Karolina Fuhrman and Mika Jordan (Corporate Commercial and IT), Felizia Wiker (IPR), Gustav Lindgren and Carl Östlund (Employment), Karolina Cohrs (Real Estate), and Sara Dahlros Sköld (VDR Assistant).

Arbitration proceedings between a Member State and an investor from another Member State further curtailed – the judgment of the EU Court of Justice in PL Holdings

Following the much debated judgment by the CJEU in Achmea, arbitration clauses in bilateral investment treaties between Member States under which an investor in one of those Member States may bring proceedings against the other Member State are considered incompatible with EU law. However, the judgment in Achmea seemed to leave it open whether an arbitration agreement between a Member State and an investor from another Member State not based on such a clause would be considered acceptable by the CJEU. Yesterday’s ruling by the Court in the Swedish case PL Holdings (Case C-109/20) dealt with one aspect of this question, resulting in further limits to investment arbitration in the EU.
October 27, 2021

New statute prohibits unfair terms and conditions and practices in conjunction with the purchase of agricultural and food products

The so-called UTP Act prohibits buyers from using certain terms and conditions and practices against suppliers of agricultural and food products. The Swedish Competition Authority exercises supervision and can, among other things, carry out unannounced inspections and order individual to attend formal interviews. In conjunction with violations, sanctions such as injunctions subject to a default fine or a sanction fee of up to one per cent of the buyer’s annual turnover can be imposed. The UTP Act will enter into force on 1 November 2021 and will also be applicable to contracts which are entered into prior to this date.
October 05, 2021

Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
September 30, 2021