For the fourth time, Vinge has won the award, European Women in Business Law – Sweden 2016. Vinge won the award for its gender diversity initiatives in the legal profession. Last year, Vinge was the first Swedish law firm to set the goal of having women represent 50 per cent of all newly appointed partners within the next five years.
Vinge has strengthened its real estate team in Stockholm with Assur Badur who has been appointed as a new partner and head of the real estate practice group from 1 March 2016. The aim of the recruitment is to strengthen Vinge’s service offering and secure its leading position within the real estate sector.
Vinge has recruited intellectual property law lawyer, Pär Leander, as part of its continued efforts to focus on intellectual property law. Pär Leander is a leading intellectual property law expert who is regularly mentioned in international publications and is consistently ranked at the head of reputable ranking lists.
Advokat Anna Palmérus, who works at Vinge’s Gothenburg office, has been elected as a new partner at Vinge. At the same time, advokat Robert Deli, who also works at the Gothenburg office, and advokat Matthias Pannier, who works at the Stockholm office, have been appointed as counsel. All of the appointments apply commencing 1 January 2016.
Vinge has appointed Ulrika Åkervall Westin as the new Head of Marketing and Communications. She is currently Head of Communications at Danske Bank Sverige.
Pär Remnelid, partner, and since 2001 based at Vinge's office in Malmö, will become the new head of Vinge’s Brussels office. Martin Johansson, having 25 years’ experience of EU law and having worked at the Brussels office since 2007, will become the new resident partner and be in charge of general EU law operations.
Vinge has employed CSR expert and human rights lawyer Parul Sharma who has worked at Sandvik and Stora Enso and who is currently at CSR Sweden. She will be responsible for formulating anti-corruption programmes – something which is increasingly requested by Vinge’s clients.
Vinge has been awarded the European Women in Business Law – Sweden 2015 for the third time. Vinge received the award for its gender diversity initiative within the legal profession. Vinge also received the award in 2011 and 2014.
Advokat Anna Edström, advokat Christoffer Thalin and advokat Kristian Ford all of whom work at Vinge’s Malmö office have been elected as partners commencing 1 January 2016.
In the face of stiff competition, Nina Macpherson, Ericsson’s General Counsel has been named Corporate Counsel of the Year. She won the award thanks to her tireless efforts in emphasizing and demonstrating the important role played by corporate counsel in trade and industry.
2013 – the year in which Advokatfirman Vinge celebrated its 30th anniversary – was a successful one for the firm. The year was characterised, overall, by a continuation of the market’s wait-and-see attitude to M&A, but there were clear signs of a revival in stock market confidence.
At an award ceremony held during the Swedish Company Lawyers Association Spring meeting on 3 April 2014, Stefan Backman, general counsel at Tele 2 Sverige AB, received the award Company Lawyer of the Year 2104.
Ulf Dahlgren joins Vinge’s IP Practice Group. Following the recent arrival of Håkan Borgenhäll, one of Sweden’s leading intellectual property lawyers, Vinge now further strengthens its full-service IP Practice Group through the recruitment of tier-1 ranked Ulf Dahlgren.
Vinge’s partners at the Stockholm office have elected Håkan Borgenhäll as a new partner. Borgenhäll is one of Sweden’s foremost lawyers within the field of intellectual property rights (IP rights) and he has extensive experience in various IP proceedings and strategies.