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Vinge employs additional antitrust economists to further strengthen its practice

September 30, 2021

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

Adam holds a Master of Science in Engineering within Industrial Engineering and Management from Lund University and has previously interned at Vinge as a Competition Analyst. Carl will join as a Junior Economist following the completion of his studies at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Johan Karlson, partner and head of the practice group:

“These recruitments further strengthen our practice and improve our service offering, particularly within competition law, dispute resolution and public procurement. Our in-house economist team now comprises four qualified economists led by Jakob Jeanrond. This directly benefits our clients.”

Economic expertise is essential for a full-service offering and a necessity in complex competition law cases. These include mergers, co-operation and other agreements, cartel investigations or abuse of dominance cases, but also cover strategic advice in relation to for instance pricing strategies. Economic expertise is also crucial for calculations of damages, for developing economic evidence in various disputes featuring damages claims, as well as for the preparation of public procurement tenders and possible ensuing appeals.

The Swedish rules on cabotage transport and posting will change on 2 and 21 February 2022

The Swedish government has decided on a number of new rules concerning cabotage transports, combined transports, transport customer responsibility for driving and rest times and posting of workers.
January 21, 2022

Vinge presents the Swedish chapter for the 2022 version of The Legal 500: Private Equity Country Comparative Guide

The guide provides an overview of the Swedish Private Equity market and the salient legislation in connection with PE transactions in Sweden.
January 11, 2022

The prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings

On Tuesday 21 December, the EU Court of Justice delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Bank Melli Iran case (Case C-124/20) on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Statute regarding compliance with third country sanctions. According to the Court, the prohibition imposed by EU law on complying with secondary sanctions laid down by the United States against Iran may be relied on in civil proceedings. Following the Court’s judgment, anyone seeking to terminate a contract with a person or business subject to US sanctions must thoroughly consider if the termination is motivated by other reasons than the existing sanctions and reflect on whether to apply to the Commission for a derogation from the Blocking Statute.
December 23, 2021