By Bruno Gasparotto and Claire Schmitt On 13 April 2018, the Luxembourg Government introduced the bill of law n°7278 before the Parliament. This bill will implement the VAT group into Luxembourg VAT law with effect from 31 July 2018…
On 12 September 2017, the Luxembourg Parliament issued bill of law no. 7184 (the “Bill of Law”) in order to complement Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of […]
On 22 March 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des députés) adopted the new IP Box Law. The new IP Box Law replaces the previous IP Box regime which was repealed in 2016 with specific grandfathering provisions. In line with the recently adopted “BEPS compliant” IP Box regimes in Europe, the IP Box Law introduces a […]
On 20 March 2018, the governments of France and Luxembourg signed a new double tax treaty (“New Treaty”) replacing the current treaty dated 1 April 1958 (“Old Treaty”). The main differences between the Old Treaty and the New Treaty may be summarised as follows…
Reducing barriers for cross-border distribution of investment funds within the EU, thus reducing the costs of going cross-border, while deepening the single marketing procedure for investment funds is the proclaimed purpose of the two legislative proposals published by the EU Commission…
By Rob Aberdein Following on from the recent budget, HM Treasury has published a consultation on two new consumer credit policies. The consultation builds upon the Government’s call for evidence which was concluded in January 2018 and on existing successful practice in the Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS). The consultation offers businesses and organisations on both […]
By Rebecca Livesey In County Courts around the country over the past year, it has become ‘fashionable’ to argue over the meaning of the word “proceedings” in CPR r.44.13. The essential question is whether a Defendant, by virtue of bringing a counterclaim including personal injury, is afforded QOCS protection against the Claimant such that any orders […]
By Matthew Forrest Businesses operating across different floors of a building, or other separate but neighbouring units, are now more likely to have their premises assessed together for business rates. The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 came into force on 1 November 2018. The Act delivers on the […]
By Sandra Kasper, Philipp Strondl On 25 October 2018 Parliament adopted a new comprehensive environmental package comprising: the Aarhus Participation Act; an amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act; and an amendment to the Federal Environmental Liability Act.
By John de Bono This is the clear takeaway from Whipple J’s powerfully reasoned judgment in YAH v. Medway Foundation Trust, judgment 5th November 2018. The facts are typical of many cerebral palsy cases. The Claimant’s daughter was born after a negligent delay in intervention in the face of signs of fetal distress. The Claimant […]
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A host of notable names in the City have been drafted in to advise on the latest bumper deal in the pharmaceutical market, as Boston Scientific has tendered a £3.3bn offer to take over UK drugs company BTG. White & Case, Allen & Overy, Shearman & Sterling, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Travers Smith […]
Avvoka, the startup that has already found favour with Allen & Overy, has partnered up with Baker McKenzie in a bid to develop new technology applications, The Lawyer has learnt. Created in 2016 by former solicitors David Howorth and Eliot Benzecrit, the digital platform allows businesses to automatically create, e-sign and store contracts online. The duo joined Fuse, A&O’s […]
Clifford Chance’s Amsterdam office managing partner Jeroen Ouwehand has fought off competition from Paris head Yves Wehrli to claim victory in the magic circle firm’s senior partner elections. Ouwehand will replace incumbent Malcolm Sweeting when his term comes to an end next year. He will be in the role from 2019 to 2023. Ouwehand had been described by internal […]
Squire Patton Boggs‘ former London managing partner is to leave the firm, months after it was revealed that the firm’s global head would be relocating from the US to the City. Litigator Robert Weekes stepped down from his leadership role in April, as Squires’ global managing partner Stephen Mahon relocated to London to take over. […]