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Mr. Gabriel Bleser

Towards the end of the monopoly of the National Laboratory of Health?
22/01/2018

On November 30, 2017, the Administrative Court upheld the Administrative Tribunal's judgment of 27 April 2017, according to which a private laboratory must be authorized to expand its activities in the field of pathological anatomy

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Mr. Hervé Michel

Adoption de la loi portant sur le bail commercial et modifiant certaines dispositions du Code civil
19/01/2018

En date du 17 janvier 2018, la Chambre des députés a voté la loi portant sur le bail commercial et modifiant le Code civil, dont le projet avait été déposé en date du 3 septembre 2015 par Monsieur le Ministre de l’Economie.

Jusqu’à présent, au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg le bail commercial était essentiellement fondé sur la liberté contractuelle voulue par le Code civil, ainsi que sur les articles 1762-3 à 1762-8 du Code civil, insérés par le biais d’un arrêté grand-ducal du 31 octobre 1936 destiné à protéger le fonds de commerce.

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Mr. Antonios Nezeritis
Mr. Daniel Krauspenhaar

Changes to the EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations
19/01/2018

Beginning on 1 March 2018, Regulation (EU) 2017/1991 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2017, amending Regulation (EU) No 345/2013 on European venture capital funds and Regulation (EU) No 346/2013 on European social entrepreneurship funds (“Amending Regulation”), will apply.

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Mr. David Giabbani

Licenciement économique et analyse par le juge des bilans de l’employeur
19/01/2018

Jugement intéressant sur l’office du juge en matière de licenciement économique. 

S’il n’appartient pas au juge d’apprécier l’opportunité des choix de gestion opérés par l’employeur, il est en droit d’attendre de la part de ce dernier qu’il invoque une raison économique, qu’il apporte des éléments objectifs au soutien de son argumentation.

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Mr. Vincent Wellens

GDPR: Part 17 - International Data Transfers
17/01/2018

This series provides more detailed insight into the General Data Protection Regulation, which was published on 4 May 2016 and must be complied with by 25 May 2018.

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Mr. Antonios Nezeritis
Ms. Peggy Muck-Belabbes

Luxembourg Tax Authorities Update the Circular Regarding Tax Residency Certificates for Undertakings for Collective Investment
16/01/2018

On 8 December 2017, the Luxembourg tax authorities issued a new circular (the “Circular”) relating to the issuance of tax residency certificates for undertakings for collective investment (“UCI”). The Circular replaces the circular that had been issued on 12 February 2015 on the same topic.

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Mr. Antonios Nezeritis
Ms. Emma Massicard

CSSF changes its policy regarding investments by UCITS in UCIs
15/01/2018

The Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”), changed its policy regarding investments by Luxembourg undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (“UCITS”) in undertakings for collective investment which do not qualify as UCITS (“UCIs”) in its Press Release 18/02, which it issued on 5 January 2018.

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Mr. David Giabbani

Les formes de la démission
15/01/2018

Tout comme l’employeur peut licencier, le salarié peut également mettre un terme aux relations qui l’unissent avec son entreprise. Pour une définition légale, la démission constitue un acte qui opère la rupture du contrat de travail à la date déterminée pour son auteur et indépendamment d’un éventuel accord de l’employeur

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Information accompanying transfers of funds

Information accompanying transfers of funds
12/01/2018

Regulation (EU) 2015/847 of 20 May 2015 on information accompanying transfers of funds (“Regulation (EU) 2015/847 ”) repeals Regulation (CE) 1781/2006 (“Regulation 2006”) which laid down the rules for nearly a decade on the information accompanying transfers of funds with relation to the payer. T

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Mr. François Brouxel
Mr. Yann Payen

Coordinating Version of the Law of 10 August 1915 on Commercial Companies as of 19 December 2017
11/01/2018

As of 19 December 2017, any reference to the law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies (the “Company Law”) is to be understood as the re-arranged version of this law following the entry into force of the Grand-Ducal regulation dated 5 December 2017, which coordinates the Company Law (the “Grand-Ducal Regulation”).

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