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Vinge represented Verdane Capital in the divestment of Wireless Maingate

December 23, 2014

Vinge represented Verdane Capital VI in the divestment of Wireless Maingate AB (”Maingate”) to the NASDAQ-listed Canadian company Sierra Wireless, Inc. for a purchase price of USD 90 million.

Maingate is a pioner within the M2M field, i.e. mobile communication between devices, and has a market leading position in the Nordic market. Sierra Wireless is a world leader within the field of equipment and services for M2M communication.

Vinges team consisted of partner Jesper Ottergren together with associates Anna Edström, Kristoffer Franzkeit and Cecilia Cronqvist

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