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Vinge is the Nordic Leader within Private Equity

April 19, 2012

For the second consecutive year, Vinge was awarded “Legal Adviser of the Year – Nordic” at the European Private Equity Awards 2012 organised by the financial journal Real Deals.

“We have been chosen as the leading Nordic law firm within private equity”, says Christina Kokko, who together with Vinge colleague Matthias Pannier, accepted the award in London on 18 April.

Among the best in Europe
“For 11 years the Private Equity Awards have been bestowed on private equity firms that have achieved the most outstanding results in the industry. This award confirms that Vinge is the Nordic region’s leading private equity adviser and that we are among the best in Europe which is of course both gratifying and something of which we are very proud” , says Christina Kokko.

The result were based on a number of interviews with private equity firms across Europe. The interviews were conducted by the financial magazine Real Deals in co-operation with Cass Business School. The winners in each category were selected by a judging panel of senior industry practitioners.

Arbitration proceedings between a Member State and an investor from another Member State further curtailed – the judgment of the EU Court of Justice in PL Holdings

Following the much debated judgment by the CJEU in Achmea, arbitration clauses in bilateral investment treaties between Member States under which an investor in one of those Member States may bring proceedings against the other Member State are considered incompatible with EU law. However, the judgment in Achmea seemed to leave it open whether an arbitration agreement between a Member State and an investor from another Member State not based on such a clause would be considered acceptable by the CJEU. Yesterday’s ruling by the Court in the Swedish case PL Holdings (Case C-109/20) dealt with one aspect of this question, resulting in further limits to investment arbitration in the EU.
October 27, 2021

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