News Vinge contributes to IUMI Eye

September 15, 2020

International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI) is preparing for its first web based conference – Stockholm 2020 – of which Vinge is a proud sponsor. In the latest edition of IUMI Eye, published just in time for the conference, Vinge’s Paula Bäckdén and Sweden Insurance’s senior advisor Mikaela Tamm discuss the implications of waiving liability limitations.

Liability limitations of the CMR – can they be waived?

The liability of carriers for loss of, or damage to, the goods carried is as we all are aware limited both in terms of scope of liability but also in relation to the amount paid out to the owner of the cargo. In an environment where transport becomes a service like other services and is amalgamated with other services into a product that includes both transportation and also warehousing, repackaging etc., a carrier may be tempted, or even “forced”, to undertake a greater liability than what is described by law. The questions is - can you?

Here you can read the full article in IUMI Eye Newsletter September 2020.

Vinge – Best law firm for female business lawyers

Vinge has been awarded “Best Nordic Business Law Firm for Women” at the European Women in Business Law Awards which took place in London on 10 September. For the eighth time, Vinge has won the award as the law firm which has been most successful in relation to its gender equality work.
September 10, 2020

Clarification of the interpretation of ”nearest suitable railway station”

Road transport performed by Samskip Sia in Sweden has been confirmed to be within the framework of a permitted combined transport through a decision of the Administrative court of Falun in Sweden. The central question in the case was how to interpret the term “nearest suitable railway station”
June 30, 2020

DAC 6 – EU Directive concerning reportable cross‑border tax arrangements

DAC 6 is a EU Directive which entails that advisers are subject to a duty to notify the relevant tax authorities concerning their client’s cross‑border arrangements. The purpose of the information disclosure obligation is to combat tax evasion, tax fraud and tax avoidance.
June 04, 2020