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Tax ruling by Luxembourg to McDonald’s Europe franchising did not involve illegal state aid- European Commission

On 19 September 2018, the European Commission concluded that a tax ruling granted by Luxembourg to McDonald’s Europe Franchising did not constitute illegal State aid. The Commission acknowledged that Luxembourg had correctly applied the Luxembourg-United States tax treaty. While this decision concerns an individual case, it suggests that State aid rules are not an appropriate […]

Energy tax matters – Prinsjesdag 2018

The Budget Day Package 2018 contains a separate bill (‘Fiscal greening measures 2019’) with measures to reduce CO2 emissions. The proposal includes, among other things, the following changes in energy tax: Promoting electrification: shifting energy load from natural gas to electricity. The tariff in the first disc for natural gas is increased by EUR 3ct / m2, […]

UK real estate and competition law – An insight

By Samuel R Beighton On 18 September 2018, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) announced that Heathrow airport (“Heathrow”) will pay a fine of £1.6 million in relation to an infringement of UK competition law arising from a restriction included within a commercial lease. Importantly, this case marks the first occasion that the CMA […]

Pre-purchase inspection is not a warranty

By Sandra Lando, Julie Djiezion For several years, there have been calls by some associations, including the Québec Association of Building Inspectors, for oversight of the work done by pre-purchase inspectors. On June 12, 2018, they resulted in the introduction of the Act mainly to improve the quality of buildings, the regulation of divided co‑ownership and the […]

Introduction of remediation agreement in Canada

By Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak The time has now arrived. A mechanism is finally in place in Canada that will allow for a better process to resolve criminal offences for corporations. In response to a consultation that ended in November 2017, the federal government introduced legislation amending the Criminal Code to allow for remediation agreements (better known as […]

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Deals roundup

Eircom looks to Freshfields on Babcock takeover offerFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, led by corporate partners David Sonter and Stephen Hewes, has cemented its ties with client Eircom by advising on a potential E2.36bn (£1.63bn) takeover offer from Australian investment group Babcock & Brown, which made a formal approach last week. Eircom has given Babcock the go-ahead […]

MoFo beefs up entertainment team with Sony hire

Morrison & Foerster has hired the former general counsel of Sony Music. Lisa Weiss, who joins the firm’s New York office as a partner, was general counsel of Sony Music prior to its merger with entertainment rival BMG last year. She was also formerly a corporate partner at New York-based Rosenman & Colin, where she […]

US Federal Trade Commission makes double hire for Bureau of Competition

The US Federal Trade Commission has recruited two senior competition lawyers to take up leading roles at the Bureau of Competition. Kenneth Glazer and David Wales have joined the bureau as deputy directors from Coca-Cola and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft respectively. The pair replace former deputy director Barry Nigro, who left the bureau last November […]

Bakers hires BLP private banking expert

Baker & McKenzie has hired Berwin Leighton Paisner private banking expert Henry Frydenson. Frydenson will join the London office of Bakers next week as a full-time consultant. The position is the equivalent of a partner. He will join the private banking team, which has tripled in size in less than three years following a strategic […]

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