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Vinge has advised Lone Star Fund and Stark Group in connection with the sale of the Stark Group to CVC Capital Partners.

January 08, 2021

Headquartered in Denmark, STARK Group is a leading B2B distributor of heavy building materials for the construction industry in the Nordics and Germany, with a focus on serving professional craftsmen. The business partners with 10,000 suppliers to serve c. 235,000 customers from more than 400 locations in Denmark (incl. Greenland), Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Germany. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals and is expected to close in Q2 2021.

Vinge’s team consisted of, among others, Jonas Bergström, Desirée Sjöblom, Vilhelm Rondahl and Amanda Steen (M&A), Michaela Cronemyr and Isabell Nielsen (Agreements), Frida Ställborn and Kristoffer Larson (Real Estate), Sara Strandberg and Caroline Edwall (Employment), Sofia Bergenstråhle (IP), Ludvig Wettergren and Jolinn Uhlin (Financial Arrangements), Fredrika Hjelmberg (IT), Nicklas Thorgerzon (GDPR), Lina Österberg (Permits), Tove Lövgren Frisk (Compliance) and the VDR assistant Carl Bruneheim.

 

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