Vinge Top Ranked Among European and Nordic Law Firms 2007

January 23, 2008

In 2007 Vinge received a top rank position by Merger Market for achievements in mergers and acquisitions. During 2007 Vinge acted as advisors within 85 business dealings which led to an accumulated value of SEK 211 billion. Furthermore, Johan Winnerblad, partner at Vinge Stockholm, was ranked one out of four of the most active M&A lawyers in Europe.

This information is included in the exploration company Merger Market’s annual report. The report state which Nordic legal advisors carried out the largest transactions within the field of mergers and acquisitions during 2007.  

2007 proved to be a good year for Vinge’s M&A teams. During the year Vinge acted as advisors in 85 business dealings which led to an accumulated value of SEK 211 billion. The acquired value of the transactions granted Vinge the top position – a clear improvement since 2006 when Vinge was ranked in the 20th position. 

In addition to this Johan Winnerblad, partner at Vinge Stockholm, was ranked one out of four of the most active M&A lawyers in Europe. During 2007 he carried out thirteen transactions by comparison with the lawyers that were ranked ahead of him who in turn carried out fifteen and fourteen transactions.

- Naturally it is enjoyable that my successful year has been observed on an international level, says Johan Winnerblad and he continues;

- It is especially enjoyable that most transactions have occurred together with returning clients and that we also have gained new clients that have made Vinge their first hand choice as legal advisors. 

- It is very satisfying to see that young partners are making a name for themselves among the most active M&A lawyers in Europe. Vinge has had an exceptional year including several transactions with focus on large and complex businesses that in turn have demanded cutting edge knowledge, availability and service, says Michael Wigge, Managing Partner Vinge Stockholm. 

For further information, please contact:

Michael Wigge, Managing Partner Vinge Stockholm, tel: +46 70 714 30 56

Vinge is the leading law firm in Sweden with approximately 450 employees, of which 300 are lawyers. The business is focused on commercial law with a large number of international transactions. Vinge has offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Helsingborg as well as in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Vinge is a member of Lex Mundi, a global network of independent law firms.

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