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Vinge wins Sweden Law Firm of the Year in Chambers Europe Award for Excellence

April 24, 2014

Vinge is pleased to announce its receipt of the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence - Sweden Law Firm of the Year 2014. The award follows previous wins in 2014 of the IFLR Swedish Law Firm of the Year and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Law Firm of the Year.

Managing Partner Maria-Pia Hope, who received the award at the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence ceremony held in London on April 24, says in a comment:

“2014 has got off to a flying start for us in terms of new mandates and prestigious awards, and we are proud to once again receive the Chambers Award for Excellence. It is a quality stamp and an acknowledgement of Vinge's broad yet deep expertise. As one of very few full service law firms in Sweden, our clients constantly challenge us to develop and to lead the way to innovative legal solutions.”

The Chambers Europe Award for Excellence recognises a law firm's pre-eminence in key practice areas, and takes into account strategic growth, market feedback and involvement in market-leading deals. Vinge has previously received the award in 2008 and 2010.

In the 2014 edition of Chambers Europe, Vinge is ranked in all practice areas and top ranked in 11 practice areas.

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