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COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

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On 28 January 2021, the Luxembourg Parliament approved the new law, which disallows the tax deductibility of interest and royalties payable to related corporate entities located in the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The new law will enter into force on 1 March 2021 and apply to interest and royalties accruing as from that date.

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