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New assignment for Anders Leissner

February 26, 2021

Anders Leissner has been appointed by the Swedish government as chairman of the War Insurance Board.

In the event of war or similar unrest, insurance premiums in the commercial market are expected to skyrocket. In such cases, it may be necessary for the state to take over certain insurance policies in order to ensure the functioning of transportation which is important for defence efforts, national food supply as well as business and industry. This work is performed by the War Insurance Board, a state administrative authority which reports to the Ministry of Finance. The War Insurance Board has the task, among other things, of continuously reviewing the need for state war insurance, and from an insurance point of view ensuring that there is a structure in place in the event that state interference is required to ensure transportation to and from Sweden.

 

We are proud to announce that Anders Leissner, who is part of Vinge's  Maritime and Transport Law Practice Group, has gained the government’s trust and confidence to lead the War Insurance Board.

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

Vinge contributing to International Comparative Legal Guides

Vinge’s specialists within Maritime and Transport law have been requested to contribute with a chapter explaining the Swedish legislative framework in relation to maritime law in the International Comparative Legal Guides, ICLG.
August 20, 2021

New partners and counsels appointed at Vinge’s Stockholm office

Advokat Sofie Bjärtun, advokat Rikard Lindahl, advokat Malin Malm Waerme and advokat Daniel Wendelsson at Vinge’s Stockholm office have been appointed as new partners as of 1 January 2022. The following lawyers have been elected as counsels at Vinge’s Stockholm office: Advokat Stojan Arnerstål, advokat Amanda Knutsson, advokat Jolene Reimerson, advokat Linnéa Sellström and advokat Filip Öhrner.
July 06, 2021