“She is the CEO of one of the country’s largest law firms with approximately SEK 1 billion in turnover and which was responsible for most M&A transactions last year by far. Her firm also often ends up at the top of the rankings when law students are asked to nominate their preferred future employers.” These were the stated reasons for Vinge CEO Maria-Pia Hope’s inclusion in Veckans Affärer’s list of Sweden’s most powerful women.
Vinge has strengthened and developed the IP practice group by recruiting three sector specialists – intellectual property law postdoctoral researcher Stojan Arnerstål, senior IP lawyer Sofia Ljungblad and paralegal Kerstin Lagercrantz.
The firm has won three awards within several practice areas. Not least in Chambers Global, Vinge is top ranked in five of six categories.
After several red-hot years, expectations were that there would be a decline in activity. Instead, in an interview in Dagens Industri, Vinge’s Christina Kokko describes an M&A market which is hotter than ever.
Vinge’s IP practice group has won two awards at the IAM/WTR Global IP Awards. Vinge was awarded both Swedish Patent Litigation Firm of the Year and Swedish Trademark Litigation Firm of the Year.
Vinge has won Mergermarket’s award Sweden M&A Legal Adviser of the Year.
Vinge has distinguished itself this year once again in the IFLR’s “Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms”, which is an annual ranking of the World’s leading law firms.
Advokatfirman Vinge has developed the organization in order to strengthen and render the operations more effective.
Carl Wetter, one of the Nordic region’s most experienced lawyers within EU and competition law, is joining Vinge as a Senior Advisor.
”During the last few years, Vinge’s Banking and Finance practice group has grown significantly and strengthened Vinge’s position as one of the leading banking and finance firms in the country”, says Mikael Ståhl, advokat and partner at Vinge.”
Three new partners have been elected at Vinge’s Stockholm office with effect from 1 January 2019.
IAM Patent 1000 recently released its rankings for 2018 and Vinge is top-ranked within the categories of transactions and dispute resolution.
For the sixth time – and the fifth time in a row – Vinge won the award as the law firm in Sweden which has been most successful in relation to its gender equality initiatives. The award was presented on 14 June in London at the European Women in Business Law Awards. In addition, three of Vinge’s partners were also named as IFLR1000 Women Leaders.
In February this year, Vinge became a member of the UN Global Compact, a UN framework which gathers more than 9000 companies and organizations globally around ten principles concerning respect for human rights, employee rights, the environment and anti‑corruption
After a strong 2016, 2017 became Vinge’s best year ever with an increase in turnover of 15%.