Mandate Vinge has advised Scandic in connection with its rights issue and the agreement on new credit facilities

July 15, 2020

Vinge has advised Scandic Hotels Group AB (publ) on a fully underwritten rights issue, which will provide Scandic with issue proceeds amounting up to approximately SEK 1,765 million before deduction of transaction costs, and on the agreement of new credit facilities amounting to SEK 1,400 million.

The new shares are expected to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm around 29 June 2020.

With 53,000 hotel rooms in operation at 268 hotels in about 130 locations, Scandic is the leading hotel company in the Nordic region. Most of Scandic’s hotels are operated under the fully-owned Scandic brand, which is the best-known hotel brand in the Nordics.

Scandic is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid cap.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Jesper Schönbeck, David Andersson, Amanda Knutsson, William Kåge, Anders Sundin Lundberg, Eléonore Friberg (Capital markets), Louise Brorsson Salomon, Thomas Sjöberg, Robert Wikholm, Linn Adelwald, Ludvig Wettergren and Elias Lundin (Banking and Finance).

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

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October 12, 2020

Vinge contributes to IUMI Eye

International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) is preparing for its first web based conference – Stockholm 2020 – of which Vinge is a proud sponsor. In the latest edition of IUMI Eye, published just in time for the conference, Vinge’s Paula Bäckdén and Sweden Insurance’s senior advisor Mikaela Tamm discuss the implications of waiving liability limitations.
September 15, 2020

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

Vinge has been awarded “Best Nordic Business Law Firm for Women” at the European Women in Business Law Awards which took place in London on 10 September. For the eighth time, Vinge has won the award as the law firm which has been most successful in relation to its gender equality work.
September 10, 2020