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Vinge attends MIPIM, the world's largest business platform for real estate professionals

March 30, 2017

During the period 6 to 9 March 2012, seven representatives from Vinge are attending MIPIM in Cannes, France together with more than 19 000 other real estate professionals from 90 different countries.

Earlier this year Vinge was selected as the annual winner of law firms with the largest transaction volume by the Swedish magazine, Fastighetsvärlden. The law firms listed were referred to as “the most successful advisors within real estate law in Sweden”.     

Vinge’s real estate practice group is considered as one of the most prominent in Sweden. The group’s clients include Swedish and international property companies, property developers and investment funds, as well as other parties such as banks, insurance companies, other financial institutions and rating institutes.
The group represents clients on a wide variety of property related matters, including real estate mergers and acquisitions, real estate financing, fund structures, joint ventures, commercial leases, development and construction projects, tax structuring and legal environmental assessments.

Vinge’s environmental lawyers assist clients with permit applications, contacts with authorities, disputes, etc. An increasingly important part of the firm’s environmental law practice is in preventing surprises in business and property transactions. This type of assistance includes surveying and assessing compliance with applicable environmental permits, identifying existing and potential remediation liabilities and commercially allocating the risks between buyers and sellers.

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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