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Vinge Included in International Business Deal

February 11, 2008

Vinge advises EQT on transfer of the Finnish Finn-Power Group to Prima Industries, listed in Italy. The transfer was resolved according to UK law. By the acquisition of the
Finn-Power Group Prima Industries will reach 50 countries which in turn will make Prima Industries the third largest producer of laser machines in the world. The group’s annual revenues are calculated to reach an estimated value of EUR 400 million.    

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented the buyer and the Italian law firm Tosetto Weigmann e Associati handled the financing. Clifford Chance represented the Italian banks that financed the transfer and in addition to this assistance also came from the Finnish law firms Roschier, Hannes Snellman and Castrén & Snellman.   
 
Vinge’s team was co-ordinated by Anders Åberg and Tuula Tallavaara joined by James Hope, Petter Kjöllerström and Jenny Henriksson.

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Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

International companies run the risk of the erroneous management of tax issues when conducting operations in several jurisdictions. In such event, disputes can arise with the relevant tax authorities. The Legal 500 has now introduced a dedicated chapter on tax disputes in its comparative guide for the first time and Ulrika Bengtsson, advokat and counsel, has been selected to provide a clear picture of the Swedish tax litigation system.
November 09, 2022

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