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The bill of law to implement the provisions of the EU Directive 2016/1164 on anti-tax avoidance (ATAD) in Luxembourg law was made available on 20 June 2018. Subject to parliamentary approval, Luxembourg will introduce controlled foreign corporation (CFC), interest deduction limitation and anti-hybrid rules. It will also modify its existing general anti-abuse rule..

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On 5 January Swissgrid acquired further parts of the Swiss transmission grid, including the transmission company for Zurich. This represents a significant milestone in the history of the Swiss electricity industry. Swissgrid and the previous owners started the complex process of transferring the grid in 2009. Bär & Karrer acts as legal adviser to Swissgrid, […]

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