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Swedish Minister for Equality Affairs and Integration Nyamko Sabuni Praise Vinge’s Diversity Project

June 12, 2008

Nyamko Sabuni expressed, when she visited Vinge Stockholm on June the twelfth, that she will use Vinge’s diversity project as a good example when she addresses relevant issues.

Nyamko Sabuni (the Swedish Liberal Party) visited Vinge along with the labour market committee chairman Hillevi Engström (the Swedish Conservative Party) and labour market committee members to learn about Vinge’s diversity project. 

Among other things they got to listen to Michele Fara, associate lawyer at Vinge Gothenburg, who is one of the many recipients of the project’s scholarship. Michele Fara received his scholarship when he attended Angeredsgymnasiet in Gothenburg – an upper secondary school with almost exclusively students from immigrant backgrounds.

Nyamko Sabuni was pleased to learn about the diversity project and she ended her visit with expressing her gratitude over her new knowledge of Vinge’s actions: 

- It is a matter of justice to see to that knowledge and skill in all of us are taken care of. I will use Vinge as a good example when I address relevant questions.

New statute prohibits unfair terms and conditions and practices in conjunction with the purchase of agricultural and food products

The so-called UTP Act prohibits buyers from using certain terms and conditions and practices against suppliers of agricultural and food products. The Swedish Competition Authority exercises supervision and can, among other things, carry out unannounced inspections and order individual to attend formal interviews. In conjunction with violations, sanctions such as injunctions subject to a default fine or a sanction fee of up to one per cent of the buyer’s annual turnover can be imposed. The UTP Act will enter into force on 1 November 2021 and will also be applicable to contracts which are entered into prior to this date.
October 05, 2021

Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

We welcome Adam Löfquist and Carl Widstrand to our EU, Competition & Regulatory practice group.
September 30, 2021

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