The European Court of Justice has clarified in a new judgment the fact that someone who believes they have been discriminated against is entitled to a determination by a court of law which establishes whether discrimination has occurred – on condition that the opposing party has denied it. Thus, a party who has been accused of discrimination may no longer “block” the right of the affected party to judicial review by stipulating to the compensatory part of the legal action. This decision augments the protection for individuals against discrimination and might mean that certain Swedish procedural rules are incompatible with EU law.
Counterfeiting and intellectual property law infringement constitute significant problems for both individual trademarks and companies as well as from a broader societal perspective. In this year’s edition of WTR’s “Anti-Counterfeiting: A Global Guide” we present the most important parts of the Swedish legislation, as well as how companies can create successful preventive measures.
Vinge's IP team has been ranked in the top band by the international guide IP Stars in two areas; Trade mark contentious and Trade mark prosecution - law firms.
Extensive amendments to the Swedish Protective Security, which include increased obligations for operators of security-sensitive activities and a comprehensive sanctions system, are proposed to enter into force on 1 December 2021. These changes, which were presented in a Government bill of 18 March 2021, generate new and far-reaching obligations for many companies, especially in view of the severe sanctions that may be imposed if the obligations are not complied with.
The work environment has been altered for many employees during the pandemic largely due to the recommendation from the Swedish Public Health Agency that employers, to the extent possible, should see to it that their employees can work from home.
The ordering of a road transport made by one of the largest freight forwarders in Sweden has been considered in accordance with the conditions for legal cabotage transports through a decision from the Court of Appeal over Skåne and Blekinge. The Court of Appeal, thus, changes the District Court’s judgment and acquits the freight forwarder. The central issue in the case was how the number of cabotage transports should be calculated.
One of the most important parts of a construction agreement is the part where the scope of work is defined. There is a major difference between finding scope of work issues early in a construction project, instead of later during the execution phase.
The European Commission is expanding its control of mergers and acquisitions within the existing legal framework, allowing national authorities to refer a transaction they do not have jurisdiction over for review in Brussels.
The award, Chambers Europe Award for Excellence – Sweden Law Firm of the Year 2021, is one of the foremost awards a Swedish law firm can receive. Vinge has previously received the award on four occasions.
Vinge has been top ranked by Legal 500 in its newly released rankings for 2021.
The following practice areas have been awarded Tier 1 in The Legal 500’s EMEA guide: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Employment, Energy, Environment, EU and Competition, Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual Property and Media, IT and Telecoms, Real Estate, Shipping, Tax.
One of the largest container ships in the world is still blocking the Suez Canal, an event which can have significant global consequences. Even Swedish interested parties such as the Port of Gothenburg may also be affected by the situation. The running aground is a clear reminder of the vulnerability of global transport chains, and sheds light on a number of important insurance issues.
Vinge would like to thank all the clients who have contributed with their time through the interview processes for Chambers’ annual rankings. We have today received the result, and we are delighted with top rankings in 13 areas and a significant number of individual rankings.
Maria Pia Hope, Managing Partner at Vinge, stands out as one of the few lawyers on the list when Dagens Industri presents its list of the most powerful women in business.
Anders Leissner has been appointed by the Swedish government as chairman of the War Insurance Board.