This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2013
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Created through a merger of four of the leading Swedish firms in 1983, Vinge became the first firm in the country to offer a full range of legal services to clients. Since its inception, the firm has pioneered legal services in Sweden, developing its practice with a particular focus on international commercial law. The firm aims to be engaged in more cross-border transactions than any other Swedish firm and with offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Helsingborg, Brussels, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Vinge has the scope to aid multinational clients in their endeavours. The firm garners 30 inclusions across 20 practice areas.
|TOTAL LISTINGS IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 29|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Arbitration||2||Internet & e-Commerce||3|
|Aviation||1||Labour & Employment||2|
|Banking||1||M & A||1|
|Capital Markets||1||Oil & Gas||1|
|Corporate Governance||2||Product Liability Defence||1|
|Corporate Tax||1||Project Finance||2|
|Insolvency & Restructuring||1||Real Estate||2|
|Insurance & Reinsurance||1||Regulatory Communications||2|
Vinge has a well-rounded competition practice which covers analysis and management of competition issues in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as offering compliance programmes and training packages. Clients benefit from the range of services offered at the firm including a strong competition disputes practice. We list three “outstanding” lawyers in the competition chapter from the firm’s Stockholm office. Marcus Glader is a “talented advocate” while Johan Karlsson specialises in a wide variety of sectors including IT, sport, energy and media.
The firm has long been at the head of technological advancements in Sweden and, as a result, boasts a service which delivers expert legal understanding as well as specialist IT knowledge to provide the best results for clients. Three lawyers from the firm’s Stockholm office are listed in our internet, e-commerce and data protection chapter. Eva Fredrikson is “admired” by our respondents for her “up-to-date knowledge” and “sophisticated and detailed advice”, Björn Gustavsson is a “leader in the field” with an “excellent reputation” and Carl Johan af Petersens has a “terrific practice” which also covers sports, media and entertainment. He is also listed in the regulatory communications chapter alongside Johan Winnerblad, who has “exceptional experience” in the area.
Vinge has an active employment department which advises high-profile clients on all aspects of labour law. Fredrik Dahl and Björn Lindskog represent the practice in our management labour and employment chapter. Dahl is “very well-known” for his “strategic solutions” and Lindskog is “clear, efficient and very professional”.
Several individuals from the firm stand out for featuring in multiple chapters. Stefan de Hevesy is a “leading lawyer” in banking, project finance and real estate where his “client-oriented advice” makes him a first choice among our respondents. He is joined in project finance by Mikael Ståhl and in real estate by Patrick Forslund. The “highly regarded” Forslund is a “financial genius” who gives “considered and tactical advice”. Another “excellent” practitioner is Johan Gernandt who is recommended for his “great negotiation skills” which he employs in his arbitration and corporate governance practices. Michael Wigge also features in the corporate governance chapter and provides an “exemplary” service to clients in the financial services industries. Christer Söderlund is featured in the arbitration and oil and gas chapters. He was formerly on the board of directors of the SCC Arbitration Institute and has been appointed by the Swedish Government to the ICSID panel of arbitrators. Two “fantastic” lawyers are listed from the firm’s Gothenburg office. Per Settergren is listed for his work in insolvency and restructuring and is “greatly respected” for his “professional attitude” and “client focus”. He is joined by Fredrik Sonander, who is a “leading expert” in private funds. Further afield in Helsingborg, Jerker Alm is a “well-respected frontrunner” in public procurement, while in Malmö Magnus Hedsund is a “true specialist” in product liability defence matters. Vinge also fields lawyers in the aviation, capital markets, corporate tax, environment, insurance and reinsurance and M&A chapters, demonstrating its enviable expertise across a wide range of commercial areas.
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