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Mr. David Giabbani

Absence – remise du certificat médical dans les délais légaux (non) – faute grave (oui) – faute grave automatique (non).
18/01/2019

Le fait de ne pas respecter les dispositions de l’article L.121-6 (1) et (2) ne constitue pas toujours, à lui seul, une faute grave justifiant un licenciement immédiat. Il convient d’analyser les circonstances dans lesquelles cette omission a eu lieu pour en apprécier le degré de gravité.

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Mrs. Catherine Cathiard

Update on the Implementation of Directive on Trade Secrets
18/01/2019

Business secrets have long been poorly protected and difficult to defend compared to intellectual property rights (including patents, copyrights and trademarks). 

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Mrs. Anne Morel

Leave entitlements
17/01/2019

On 11 January 2019, the Council of the Government approved a draft law on the amendment of articles L. 232-2 and L. 233-4 of the Luxembourgish Labour Code and article 28-1 of the amended Law on 16 April 1979 determining the general status of public servants 

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Mrs. Isabelle Charlier
Mr. Alexis Kunitani

Law of 13 January 2019 Establishing the Register of Beneficial Owners
17/01/2019

The law dated 13 January 2019 on the register of beneficial owners has been published on 15 January 2019 in the Luxembourg Official Journal and shall enter into force on 1 March 2019 (the “New Law”).

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Mr. Jeremie Schaeffer
 Benoît Kelecom

UK FCA temporary permissions regime notification for EEA firms and fund managers
10/01/2019

Following the announcement of the UK government at the end of last year of its intention to introduce a temporary permissions regime (TPR) for inbound passporting EEA firms and funds,

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Mr. Vincent Wellens

CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient
09/01/2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled that, unlike medicinal products, medical devices incorporating an ancillary drug substance cannot benefit from supplementary protection certificate (SPC) protection. 

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Mrs. Anne Morel

Reminder: supplementary pension schemes
07/01/2019

The Chamber of Deputies of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg adopted on 1 August 2018 a law (hereinafter “the Law”) modifying the law of 8 June 1999 on supplementary pension schemes.

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Mr. Jean-Philippe Smeets
Ms. Anne Hoffmann

Les clauses portant sur le droit de vote dans les pactes d’actionnaires
03/01/2019

Dans nos précédents cahiers de MNKS (qui deviennent désormais les cahiers de PwC Legal) consacrés aux conventions d’actionnaires[1], nous avons brièvement présenté les principales clauses destinées à restreindre la cessibilité des titres d’une société,

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CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)

CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)
02/01/2019

On 10 December 2018, the CJ issued its judgment in case Andy Wightman and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (C-621/18). The case deals with the question of whether the UK may unilaterally revoke the notification of intention to withdraw from the EU. 

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Regulation (EU) 2018/302 on geo-blocking now applicable

Regulation (EU) 2018/302 on geo-blocking now applicable
31/12/2018

“Geo-blocking” designates the problem of customers not being able to buy goods and services from traders located in a different European Union (“EU”) Member State for reasons related to their nationality,

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