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Vinge is Scandinavia’s Law Firm of the Year – again!

March 30, 2017

Vinge has been named Law Firm of the Year in Scandinavia, despite stiff competition. Vinge received the recognition for its many large and complex business transactions as well as for high volume during the course of the year. The award is being presented for the second year and, for the second year in a row, Vinge has brought home the prize as Scandinavia’s Law Firm of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions.

The award is offered by Financial Times and the market tracking service, Mergermarket.

Vinge was awarded the distinction of Legal Adviser of the Year in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions in Scandinavia.

The selection was made on the basis of a three-stage process that included the number of business transactions, their size and their complexity, which were critiqued by an independent jury. The following Scandinavian law firms were nominated for the prize: Kromann Reumert, Mannheimer Swartling, Plesner, Roschier and Vinge.

“Vinge has been at the top in transaction law for the past ten years, and receiving this prize two years in a row is surely all the more gratifying and shows that what we do is appreciated by our clients,” said Michael Wigge, Managing Director at Vinge.

During this year Vinge has collaborated in the following transactions, among others: the sale of V&S to France, the merger of the Swedish and Danish postal services, the sale of portions of the Swedish state-owned pharmacy (Apoteket) during its privatisation, and the Swedish Railways (SJ) purchase of trains for the sum of SEK 2 billion. 

The selection was made in a three-stage process. The evaluation was based on data in Mergermarket’s database of transactions that included both the number of transactions and the size of the transactions. From this, a shortlist was selected, of which each nominated business had to submit references. Finally, an independent panel of mergers and acquisitions experts selected the best company, after having taken into consideration the strategic content of the business transactions, their complexity, the financial expectations for each business transaction as well as any innovative contribution to the business transactions.

For more information;
Michael Wigge, Managing Director Vinge, +46 8-614 30 56, +46 70-714 30 56, michael.wigge@vinge.se
Boo Ehlin, Communications Director, +46 8-614 33 87, +46 70-429 33 87, boo.ehlin@vinge.se
 
Vinge is one of Scandinavia’s largest law firms with approximately 450 employees. The company focuses on commercial law and the majority of the assignments are international. Vinge has offices in Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and Helsingborg as well as in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Shanghai and is part of Lex Mundi, a global network of independent law firms. www.vinge.se  

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