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This section of Arendt & Medernach’s Luxembourg legal update for March 2013 focuses on the ground-breaking reform of rules for electronic archiving. A draft bill aimed at introducing new rules for electronic archiving was filed with the Luxembourg Parliament on 13 February 2013.  The purpose of the proposed new law is to better address the needs […]

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