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Luxembourg

Luxembourg – on the IP offensive

26-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test

Luxembourg

Luxembourg – Money plus

14-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?

Luxembourg

Luxembourg: International style

27-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Second-tier international law firms are joining the top players in Luxembourg as its stability and global outlook continue to attract big business

Neth

Netherlands: Small and strong

9-Dec-2013 | By Burhan Khadbai

Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy

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Shell energy

Freshfields and Slaughters tapped for Shell’s £47bn takeover of BG Group

8-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Slaughter and May is advising Royal Dutch Shell on its recommended cash and share valued at £47bn to take over natural gas company BG Group, represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Amsterdam

Linklaters' former Dutch employment head quits to launch boutique

8-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of Linklaters’ Amsterdam employment and pensions team, Martijn van Broeckhuijsen, has launched his own firm in a continuation of the trend for boutiques in the Netherlands.

FedEx

A&O, Bakers and NautaDutilh lead on FedEx’s €4.4bn buyout of rival TNT Express

7-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Allen & Overy (A&O), Baker & McKenzie and NautaDutilh are advising on FedEx’s €4.4bn (£3.2bn) acquisition of TNT Express to expand its European operations.

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Benelux Briefings

Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 5-May-2015

Luxembourg financial regulator opens the door to China with approval of R-QFII UCITS funds.

Tax update, April: the veracity of tax returns; VAT on e-books; and more download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 1-May-2015

Luxembourg, EU and international developments in tax regulation, including the double tax treaty network.

EU long-term investment funds: new to the Luxembourg alternative funds toolbox download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 23-Apr-2015

The key elements of the new funds that are intended to boost longer term investment in the EU economy.

Modernising Luxembourg corporate law download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 21-Apr-2015

Simplified form of company to be introduced; ‘sarl’ companies to become more flexible, and other proposals.

CSSF Circular regarding extension of UCITS depositaries transition period download subscription

Wildgen 2-Apr-2015

CSSF Circular 14/587 regarding provisions applicable to credit institutions acting as depositary of UCITS under Part I of the Luxembourg Law of 17 December 2010 – transition period extended to 18 March 2016.

CSSF Circular on UCITS depositaries – transition period modified to 18 March 2016 download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 25-Mar-2015

The CSSF has extended the transition deadline for CSSF Circular 14/587 applicable to Luxembourg credit institutions acting as depositaries for UCITS.

Switzerland: modifications to the expatriate ordinance download subscription

Bär & Karrer 19-Mar-2015

The possibility for ex-pats to claim tax allowances for special professional expenses will be maintained, but certain restrictions will be implemented.

The Brussels Regulation recast: West Tankers no more? download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 13-Mar-2015

One of the most anticipated changes the recast Brussels Regulation EU on the jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters brings relates to the arbitration exclusion.

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