Intellectual property is the next weapon in Luxembourg’s armoury of business offerings – but first it must past the EC ‘state aid’ test
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?
Second-tier international law firms are joining the top players in Luxembourg as its stability and global outlook continue to attract big business
Boutiques bloom as the legal market adapts to a sluggish economy
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.
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.
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.
Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.