Luxembourg’s reputation remains untainted from the corporate tax uproar


Despite attacks on its tax system, Luxembourg is enjoying a solid reputation at the moment


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 – 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: 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


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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Pinsents Masons opens Brussels office to capitalise on EU uncertainty

10-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons has announced it is launching an office in Brussels before the UK votes on whether to leave the EU.

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Strelia adds insolvency team with Taylor Wessing hire

1-Jul-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Belgian boutique Strelia has added an insolvency specialist to its ranks with the hire of Taylor Wessing partner Bart de Moor and two senior associates.


Bird & Bird announces plans to open patent-focused Luxembourg office

21-May-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Bird & Bird has announced that it has applied to the Luxembourg bar for approval to launch in the Grand Duchy, its 28th office worldwide.

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International tax update download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 23-Jul-2015

The main recent changes to Luxembourg and international tax law.

European CoJ allows deduction of VAT for holding companies on pro rata basis download subscription

Loyens & Loeff 20-Jul-2015

 The European Court of Justice has published its judgement on the right to deduct input VAT relating to the purchase of a subsidiary.

Netherlands: the new Labour Market Fraud (Bogus Schemes) Act download subscription

Loyens & Loeff 17-Jul-2015

’Chain liability’; naming and shaming employers; and more.

Netherlands: tighter rules on finance company exemptions download subscription

Eversheds 15-Jul-2015

Harder for group finance companies to be exempt from license requirements and supervision. 

European Fund of Strategic Investments – a silver lining for the Continent? download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 8-Jul-2015

Aim is to unlock additional financing of at least €315bn for investment. 

No excuses! Court protects buyers’ right to rely on refund guarantees weblink subscription

Ince & Co 30-Jun-2015

A Dutch ship operating company, SBV, brought claims against a Chinese bank, BOC, for payment under two refund guarantees governed by English law. 

Dutch Supreme Court reduces liability of limited partner for infringement of prohibition on management download subscription

Loyens & Loeff 26-Jun-2015

The Dutch Supreme Court has issued an interesting judgement in relation to a demand for cassation in the interest of the law made by the Attorney General to the Supreme Court. 

‘Lego man’ shape mark ruled valid download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jun-2015

The General Court (Third Chamber) in Luxembourg has ruled that Lego’s mannequin shape CTM is valid. The good news for Lego follows the General Court’s 2008 decision that its registration for its brick shape was invalid.

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