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Mrs. Suzanna Guzu Mercea
 Benoît Kelecom

EU legislative proposals to facilitate the cross-border distribution of investment funds
19/06/2018

On 12 March 2018 the European Commission issued legislative proposals to amend the existing legal framework for the cross-border distribution of investment funds in the EU containing a Directive, which would have to be implemented into local legislation, and a Regulation which would have direct effect in EU Member States.

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Mr. David Giabbani

Certificat médical (présomption simple) – avis contraire (oui) – troisième avis pour départager (non)
19/06/2018

Contrairement aux conclusions de A, il ne résulte pas de la lettre de licenciement que le lieu d’habitation du salarié eût été le motif justifiant son licenciement.

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CJEU rules that Louboutin's red sole trade mark is not a shape trade mark

CJEU rules that Louboutin's red sole trade mark is not a shape trade mark
15/06/2018

On 12 June 2018, the Court of Justice of the EU rendered its much-awaited judgement in the case about Louboutin’s red sole trade mark, ruling that this trade mark does not relate to a specific shape of sole for high-heeled shoes 

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Competition law and algorithms: the Luxembourg Competition Council exempts a booking platform in the taxi sector

Competition law and algorithms: the Luxembourg Competition Council exempts a booking platform in the taxi sector
14/06/2018

Algorithms is the hot topic in competition law. In June 2017, the OECD published a paper on the risk of collusion in the use of algorithms. This issue has been regularly addressed by Commissioner Vestager in her speeches.

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Mr. Philippe Dupont
Mr. Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger
Mr. Marc Mouton
Mr. Glenn Meyer

MiFID 2 and its distinctive Luxembourg features
13/06/2018

On 31 May 2018, the law on markets in financial instruments (the “2018 Law”) as well as the grand-ducal regulation relating to safeguarding of financial instruments and funds belonging to clients, product governance obligations and the rules applicable to the provision or reception of fees,

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Mr. Olivier R. Hoor
Mr. Andreas Medler

EU Court of Justice rules on the limits of anti-abuse rules
12/06/2018

On 20 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided on two cases involving German anti-abuse legislation that denies a (partial) exemption or refund of withholding tax on distributions made by German companies to foreign parent companies, confirming the Court’s previous jurisprudence.

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Mr. Benoît Rose

Focusing on Funds | Double Trouble - France and Luxembourg double tax treaty
11/06/2018

This Focusing on Funds update looks at a specific hot tax topic affecting how and where funds are structured. In addition to the increased general focus on domiciliation policies, fund managers and investors need to think twice if they are investing in French real estate through Luxembourg holding vehicles.

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Mr. David Giabbani

Convocation à l’entretien préalable – formalité substantielle au licenciement – notion d’unité économique et sociale
11/06/2018

« La juridiction du travail qui conclut à l’irrégularité formelle du licenciement en raison de la violation d’une formalité qu’elle juge substantielle doit examiner le fond du litige et condamner l’employeur,

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Mr. Philippe Dupont
Mr. Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger
Mr. Marc Mouton
Mr. Glenn Meyer

The fifth anti-money laundering and terrorist financing directive (AML 5) - Key aspects and changes
08/06/2018

The new directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorism financing (2016/0208/COD) (the “5th AML Directive” or “Directive”), which partially amends Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention

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Mrs. Emmanuelle Ragot

Les monnaies virtuelles, le jeu en vaut-il la chandelle ?
08/06/2018

A l’aune où de plus en plus de start-ups technologiques mettant en place des systèmes de paiement sont constituées à Luxembourg, un outil pouvant les aider et faciliter leur essor est en pleine expansion : 

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