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State Aid/WTO CJ rules that exemption from real estate transfer tax in the context of a restructuring within a group is not State aid (A-Braunerei)

State Aid/WTO CJ rules that exemption from real estate transfer tax in the context of a restructuring within a group is not State aid (A-Braunerei)
27/12/2018

On 19 December 2018, the CJ issued its judgment in case Finanzamt B v A-Braueri (C-374/17). The case deals with a request made by A-Brauerei concerning the refusal of German tax authorities to grant A-Brauerei the exemption from the real property transfer tax which may, under certain conditions

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Mr. Aurélien Latouche
Mrs. Dragana Bozic

Luxembourg to Set Up Central Register of Beneficial Owners
26/12/2018

On December 18, 2018 the Luxembourg Parliament adopted Draft Bill of Law n° 7217 providing for the establishment of a Register of Beneficial Owners to be named “RBE”

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Long-term sick leave and progressive return to work

Long-term sick leave and progressive return to work
26/12/2018

The Law of 10 August 2018 amends the Labour Code and the Social Security Code by implementing new provisions regarding the maintaining of the employment contract after long-term sick leave and progressive return to work.

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Luxembourg tax update: tax policy of the new government and update on ATAD implementation

Luxembourg tax update: tax policy of the new government and update on ATAD implementation
24/12/2018

On 5 December 2018, the new Luxembourg government was installed. Its policy program for the coming years includes, on the tax side, a further decrease of the Luxembourg corporate tax rate with one percentage point.

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Mr. Vincent Wellens

CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient
24/12/2018

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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Mr. Pierre Beissel
Mr. Laurent Schummer
Mr. Glenn Meyer
Mr. Olivier Hamou

The Luxembourg register of beneficial owners (“BOs”) for legal entities, here it comes!
21/12/2018

On 18 December 2018, the bill of law 7217 setting up a register of BOs of Luxembourg legal entities (the so-called “RBE”) has been passed in Parliament.

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Social elections in 2019

Social elections in 2019
20/12/2018

The social elections will take place on  12 March 2019. These elections will be governed by the   Grand-Ducal Regulation of 11 September 2018 on electoral operations for the appointment of employee delegates (“Regulation”).

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Mr. Olivier Ferres
Mr. Richard Fauvel

Luxembourg law implementing Directive EU 2015/849 - creation of a central register of beneficial owners of companies and legal entities
19/12/2018

Yesterday, the Luxembourg Parliament adopted the law creating a central register of beneficial owners of companies and legal entities (the “Law”). This alert summarises future obligations to be met, potential penalties in case of non- compliance and how we can assist you.

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New law on European investigation order in criminal matters

New law on European investigation order in criminal matters
14/12/2018

By a Law of 1 August 2018 ("Law"), Luxembourg transposed into national law Directive 2014/41/EU on the European Investigation Order in criminal matters ("Directive").

The Directive establishes a single instrument called the "European Investigation Order".

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Mr. David Giabbani

Travail: ce qui change au 1er janvier 2019
14/12/2018

A compter du 1er janvier 2019 le salarié aura droit à l’indemnité pécuniaire de maladie limitée à un total de 78 semaines.  Attention, le contrat de travail cessera de plein droit après 78 semaines

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