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Vinge focuses on a China Practice Group based in Sweden

November 20, 2014

Vinge has taken the strategic decision to concentrate its China Practice to nine lawyers, all of whom are based in Sweden and who will be led by Gu Qun who holds an LL B from the East China University of Political Science & Law.

She has, among other things, previously worked as a judge at a district court in Jiangsu Province and as corporate counsel at Norsk Hydro in China. Since 2012, Qun Gu has managed the China operations from Vinge’s Stockholm office where she is based.

It is possible to have a China Practice Group which is based in Sweden due to the good relations with several leading Chinese corporate law firms, which accords with Vinge’s general international strategy. In addition, Vinge is a member of Lex Mundi, a worldwide international network of independent corporate law firms in which Jun He is a member firm in China.

The decision means that Vinge’s office in Shanghai will close during the first quarter of 2015. The Chinese lawyers working at this office have been offered employment by one of Vinge’s co-operating partners. Katarina Nilsson, who is currently the Resident Partner at the Shanghai office, will be leaving to take up a position as Head of Legal Asia Pacific at SAPA.       

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Vinge authors the Swedish contribution regarding tax disputes for The Legal 500

International companies run the risk of the erroneous management of tax issues when conducting operations in several jurisdictions. In such event, disputes can arise with the relevant tax authorities. The Legal 500 has now introduced a dedicated chapter on tax disputes in its comparative guide for the first time and Ulrika Bengtsson, advokat and counsel, has been selected to provide a clear picture of the Swedish tax litigation system.
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