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Maria-Pia Hope new Managing Partner of Vinge

January 25, 2012

Vinge is pleased to announce that Maria-Pia Hope has been appointed as the new Managing Partner of Vinge in Stockholm. Maria-Pia Hope replaces Michael Wigge who has been MP since 2007. Maria-Pia Hope will take over the position of MP not later than June 2012.

Vinge is one of the leading full service law firms in the Nordic region with a special focus on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.

Maria-Pia Hope joined Vinge in 1996 and has been a partner of the firm since 2003. She holds an LL M from Harvard Law School and has long practical experience of commercial law. For 10 years, Maria-Pia was based in London where she managed Vinge’s London office for several years. In later years, Maria-Pia has, among other things, headed up the team advising the Swedish National Debt Office in relation to SAAB Automobile’s loan from the European Investment Bank.

Michael Wigge has been a partner of Vinge since 1994 and has held the MP position on two separate occasions from 2000 until 2004 and from 2007 until 2012.

“So many things have happened at Vinge during my time, but it is ultimately teamwork that has made Vinge one of the leading law firms in the Nordic region. It has been a very rewarding period, where generally speaking the role of commercial law has become increasingly important in everyday business”, says Michael Wigge. He continues:

“I will go back to practising and look forward to once again focusing wholeheartedly on individual clients and their needs. I am very proud and pleased to be able to hand over to Maria-Pia Hope, who I know will do a tremendous job in leading Vinge to new heights”, says Michael Wigge.

“I am looking forward to the exciting and challenging task of leading Vinge. I feel extremely confident about the task at hand because I know that everyone at Vinge has but one focus: to deliver excellent service to all our clients”, says Maria-Pia Hope.

For more information, please contact

Michael Wigge, +46 8 614 30 56
Maria-Pia Hope, +46 8 614 31 27
Anna Rasin, Head of Marketing & Communication, +46 8 614 30 29

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