Mandate Vinge has advised RusForest in connection with a restructuring

April 12, 2013

Vinge has advised RusForest AB (publ), a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, (“RusForest”) as it has completed a series of transactions in order to reduce the company’s debt and inject new working capital. As a first step, RusForest reduced the nominal amount and amended the terms and conditions of a listed bond. Subsequently, the reduced nominal amount was swapped into equity in a debt-to-equity swap. RusForest subsequently raised new capital through a rights issue to existing shareholders and a directed issue to the new majority shareholder, the Russian investment company Nova Capital LLC.

Vinge’s team has primarily consisted of Jesper Schönbeck, David Andersson and Joakim Hagberg as well as Maria Schultzberg and Maria Doeser with respect to tax and Robert Wikholm with respect to insolvency issues.

Jerker Kjellander is a new partner in Skåne

Dispute resolution expert Jerker Kjellander has been elected as a partner in Vinge’s Skåne office.
November 20, 2020

Amendments to the Swedish Competition Act provide extended powers for the Swedish Competition Authority

Early in 2021, the Swedish Competition Act (2008: 579) will be amended in several important respects. The background to the amendments is Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which aims to harmonize the investigative and sanctioning powers of the European competition authorities in their enforcement of the EU competition rules. Undertakings active in Sweden will be affected by the amendments in several ways.
October 12, 2020