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Bill of Law: Simplification of access to certain professions in Luxembourg

Bill of Law: Simplification of access to certain professions in Luxembourg
23/02/2018

On 22 December 2017, the Luxembourg Minister of Economics filed Bill of law 7228("Bill”) aiming to amend the Law of 2 September 2011 on access to certain professions, as amended ("2011 Law”) with the Luxembourg Parliament.

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An important decision for Uber: the qualification of this startup as a

An important decision for Uber: the qualification of this startup as a "service in the field of transport"
26/01/2018

The Court of Justice ruled that “an intermediation service […], the purpose of which is to connect, by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration, non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons who wish to make urban journey

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Bill of law No. 7228 – simplification of access to certain professions in Luxembourg

Bill of law No. 7228 – simplification of access to certain professions in Luxembourg
11/01/2018

On 22nd December 2017, the Luxembourg Minister of Economics filed Bill of law No. 7228 (the “Bill”) aiming to amend the Law of 2 September 2011 on access to certain professions, as amended (the “2011 Law”) with the Luxembourg Parliament.

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Final report on the sector inquiry on electronic commerce

Final report on the sector inquiry on electronic commerce
03/07/2017

On 10 May 2017 the European Commission published its final report on the sectoral survey on electronic commerce in consumer goods and digital content in the EU.

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 Distance selling of non-prescription medicines

Distance selling of non-prescription medicines
12/06/2017

On April 27, 2017, the Chamber of Deputies passed a law allowing the sale of medicines not subject to prescription via the internet. This text can be considered as an advance, since it takes into account the recent evolutions of society. However, it is necessary to consider whether this law is in conformity with European Union law and in particular the provisions on freedom to provide services.

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Towards the end of uberisation of passenger transport?

Towards the end of uberisation of passenger transport?
05/06/2017

Uber's model is highly controversial: some hail competition from the services of taxi companies, others consider that the services offered by Uber constitute unfair competition for taxis and a circumvention of the law applicable in social matters.

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 UBER in Luxembourg: are taxi services

UBER in Luxembourg: are taxi services "über-reguliert"?
17/11/2016

The Grand-Duchy is one of the last European countries in which UBER does not offer its services. It will however probably not be the case for much longer. Representatives of the company already approached the Luxembourg Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures. The latter indicated in a parliamentary response (2437) that the Luxembourg legislation may, under certain conditions, enable the offer of some UBER services.

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Adoption of the Law on Electronic Archiving

Adoption of the Law on Electronic Archiving
06/08/2015

On 2 July 2015, after two years of discussions, the Chamber of Deputies finally adopted the Law relating to electronic archiving and amending Article 1334 of the Civil Code, Article 16 of the Commercial Code and the amended Law of April 5, 1993 in relation to the financial sector (the “Law”).

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Brussels 1 Regulation - Recast

Brussels 1 Regulation - Recast
02/03/2015

Regulation (EC) 44/2001 of December 22nd 2000 on jurisdiction and the regulation and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (the "Brussels 1 Regulation") has been recast to further facilitate the free circulation of judgments and to further enhance access to justice. Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of December 12th 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (recast) (the "Recast Regulation") applies from January 10th 2015 (with the exception of Articles 75 and 76 thereof which apply since January 10th 2014).

 

 

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Mr. Eric Perru

PROJET DE LOI : LUTTE CONTRE LE RETARD DE PAIEMENT DANS LES TRANSACTIONS COMMERCIALES.
05/07/2012

Le 25 mai dernier a été déposé à la Chambre des Députés le projet de loi 6437 concernant la lutte contre le retard de paiement dans les transactions commerciales, portant transposition de la Directive 2011/7/UE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 16 février 2011 concernant la lutte contre le retard de paiement dans les transactions commerciales1 et portant modification de la loi modifiée du 18 avril 2004 relative aux délais de paiement et aux intérêts de retard.

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