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Luxembourg financial sector launches online portal for Brexit notifications

By Rebecca Mace-Balebs On 2 August 2019, the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector (CSSF) published press release 19/41 in respect of the opening of its online portal, eDesk, for the purpose of mandatory notifications in the context of Brexit. In its previous press releases (19/33 and 19/34), the CSSF announced that: firms licensed […]

Serbia tops global greenfield FDI performance index

By Petar Mitrovic, Dragan Karanovic Serbia achieved the top spot at the Greenfield FDI Performance Index for 2019 – fDi Intelligence, a Financial Times data division, placed Serbia as a number one in its annual Greenfield FDI Performance Index study. The Study, which looks at inbound greenfield investment in 2018 relative to the size of […]

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By Martin Chitty, Siobhan Bishop In this podcast we discuss drafting employment contracts, focusing on some of the tricky issues at the start and end of the employment relationship. We cover how to avoid the pitfalls with references, contract variation, termination and bad leavers clauses. Click below to read more.

Bermuda – Open for fintech business

By Chris Garrod Bermuda has a long history of being a leading jurisdiction, quick to meet the changing needs of business. From captive insurance to alternative investments, the island has welcomed innovation, with its government and the private sector successfully working together to foster thriving, but well-regulated, new markets. Blockchain and digital assets are no […]

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