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Mr. Henning Schwabe
Mr. Piotr Giemza-Popowski

Fallback benchmarks for main IBORs: consultation published by ISDA
19/10/2018

ISDA, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, is planning to amend certain “floating rate options” in the 2006 ISDA Definitions in order to include fallback benchmarks that would apply upon the permanent discontinuation (based on defined triggers)

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Cooperation between companies from the standpoint of competition law and the FEDIL competition conference of October 23, 2018

Cooperation between companies from the standpoint of competition law and the FEDIL competition conference of October 23, 2018
19/10/2018

The boundaries between the legal and the illegal can be very tight, which can be observed in the context of business cooperation agreements. On the Luxembourg market, companies may want to collaborate to better meet certain customer requirements 

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Mr. Thierry Charon

ECJ: VAT on abort costs fully deductible
18/10/2018

VAT on abort costs in case of an unsuccessful takeover bid is deductible, provided the buyer intended to supply management services for consideration to the target company.

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Mrs. Anne Morel

Draft Law on the Time-Saving Account
18/10/2018

In June 25th 2018 the Chamber of Deputies of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg issued a draft law 7324 (the “Draft Law”) implementing a time-saving account. 

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Respect the GDPR - prevention is better than cure

Respect the GDPR - prevention is better than cure
16/10/2018

On 25 May 2018, 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 on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR) entered into force.

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Mr. Vincent Wellens
Mr. Guillaume Thomann
Ms. Faustine Cachera

Monitoring at the workplace: a new legal framework in Luxembourg
15/10/2018

If the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) harmonizes the data protection rules across Europe, it also leaves room for EU Member States to provide for more specific provisions in certain sensitive area. 

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Amendment of the Law of August 1st 2001 on the Circulation of Securities

Amendment of the Law of August 1st 2001 on the Circulation of Securities
12/10/2018

The law of August 1st 2001 (the “2001 Law”) on the circulation of securities and other financial instruments was already, historically, an important step towards the modernisation of financial sector legislation.

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Law of August 31st 2018 Concerning Societal Impact Companies

Law of August 31st 2018 Concerning Societal Impact Companies
10/10/2018

On September 14th 2018, the Law of August 31st 2018 (hereafter the “Law”) was published in the Luxembourg Memorial A. The Law entered into force on September 18th2018 allowing the use of the "SIS" sign by companies authorised as societal impact companies,

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AML Law on information from fiduciaries

AML Law on information from fiduciaries
09/10/2018

The Law of 10 August 2018 relating to the information to be obtained and held by fiduciaries transposes into national law the provisions under Article 31 of the 4th EU Directive on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing ("AML/TF") (Directive (EU) 2015/849 ).

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Mrs. Emmanuelle Ragot
Ms. Florence Delille

Aide à l'innovation : à quoi les start-up peuvent-elles prétendre ?
08/10/2018

Dans un contexte d’évolution constante en matière entreprenariale et face à l’émergence de nouvelles activités sur le marché, la modification de la législation relative au régime d’aide à la recherche, au développement et à l’innovation est apparue comme une évidence.

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