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Vinge represents ADB BVBA in connection with the acquisition of Safegate

February 26, 2016

Vinge, together with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, represents ADB BVBA, a portfolio company to the French private equity fund PAI Partners, in its acquisition of Safegate from Fairford. Together they will form the new ADB Safegate group.

Safegate is a leading airfield solutions business providing aircraft docking guidance systems, gate management systems, airfield lighting solutions and air traffic control systems to more than 1,300 airports in 130 countries. Safegate is headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, has more than 300 employees worldwide and generated revenue of SEK 1.3 billion in 2015. The ADB Group comprises ADB Airfield Solutions, LUCEBIT and ERNI AGL, three world-leading airfield technology companies specializing in end-to-end, integrated and sustainable solutions for visual guidance. The ADB Group has a worldwide presence and experience spanning 69 years in airfield lighting. More than 2000 airports in 175 countries have chosen ADB as their preferred partner for airside operations.

Vinge’s team primarily consisted of Jonas Bergström, Maria Dahlin, Ulrich Ziche, Samra Baytar, Manne Bergström, Linn Adelwald, Adam Sandberg, Maria Schultzberg, Jasmin Draszka-Ali, Carl Sander, Isabell Nielsen and Lova Unge.

REPowerEU – The European Parliament and the Council have assumed their standpoints

In May 2022, the Commission presented its proposal regarding REPowerEU. The purpose of the plan, which is based on the "Fit for 55" parcel , is to change Europe’s energy system by eliminating the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels as well as to tackle the climate crisis. The European Parliament and the Council have now adopted their positions in order to incorporate the plan into the national recovery and resilience plans.
November 29, 2022

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

The wide reach of the prohibition against circumventing EU sanctions

Against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU has imposed a number of sanctions, which include a prohibition for companies within the EU to take certain measures in relation to Russia, as well as designated Russian people and entities on the sanction lists. Furthermore, a prohibition to circumvent the sanctions has been introduced in order to ensure that the sanctions are effective also in practice. When it comes to this circumvention prohibition, it is important to be aware of its wide interpretation, as established by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Commission.
October 31, 2022