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Vinge has received the highest ranking in 14 of 18 categories in Legal 500’s recently released rankings.

April 16, 2021

The following practice areas have been awarded Tier 1 in The Legal 500’s EMEA guide: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Employment, Energy, Environment, EU and Competition, Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual Property and Media, IT and Telecoms, Real Estate, Shipping, Tax.

EU and Competition is one of the practice areas that reaches the highest ranking with Tier 1:

Advokatfirman Vinge is a top‑flight name for EU, competition and regulatory issues. Stockholm‑based co‑head Johan Karlsson and Marcus Glader act for dominant names in the automotive, retail, energy and transport sectors on merger filings, abuse of dominance matters and litigation. Gothenburg‑based Anna Palmérus and co‑head Björn Nicolai have expertise at the cross section of competition and insolvency law, while co‑head Pär Remnelid leads on merger control work and regulatory operations in Malmö. The firm is well placed to represent clients before the EU courts thanks to Martin Johansson’s Brussels‑based practice.

Individual mentions include, among others, Jonas Johansson and Carl Sander, M&A:

Jonas Johansson impressed with his exceptional understanding of forestry and real asset related matters, exceptional negotiating skills and to‑the‑point advice. Carl Sander supported the effort with contract negotiations and also managed the due diligence exercise. Both were very diligent, hard‑working and available at all times.

 

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