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Vinge has assisted Novozymes Biopharma DK A/S

November 08, 2011

Vinge has assisted Novozymes Biopharma DK A/S in the sale of Novozymes Biopharma Sweden AB to Repligen Corporation. Novozymes is the world leader in bio innovation with industrial enzymes, microorganisms, and biopharmaceutical ingredients as its business. Novozymes generated sales of DKK 9,724 million and EBIT of DKK 2,117 million in 2010.

Repligen Corporation is a leading supplier of critical technologies and ingredients used to manufacture biologic drugs. Repligen's corporate headquarters are in Massachusetts, USA.

Vinge’s team has primarily consisted of Björn Mullaart (partner), Karin Ebbinghaus (senior associate and Karin Engström (associate).

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

European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

The European Commission has recently issued three opinions regarding the interpretation of asset freeze provisions in certain sanctions legislation pertaining to Central African Republic, Ukraine, Libya and Syria. The opinions are also of relevance for other sanctions regimes which provide for the same or similar restrictions. Therefore, their practical relevance goes far beyond the sanctions regimes in the context of which they were issued and they therefore provide for helpful guidance regarding the required thresholds for sanctions compliance generally.
September 20, 2021