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Vinge climbs to first place - leading within real estate law

September 26, 2014

Vinge is ranked in first place the annual review of the leading real estate lawyers in Sweden. The transactions in which Vinge has been involved include Kungsleden’s acquisition of GE’s properties where Vinge represented GE in the largest individual transaction. This is followed by Trygg-Hansa’s sale of its head office on Kungsholmen in Stockholm.

“We are happy that we have achieved first place and this reinforces Vinge’s position as one of the leading real estate transaction advisers. We noticed that the market remained relatively buoyant during the year and the demand for our services has thus remained high. However, one area of uncertainty is the effects of the general election and what consequences this will have on the market,” says Patrick Forslund, partner at Vinge.  

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