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Directive (EU) 2019-2121 on Cross-Border Conversions, Mergers and Demergers

Directive (EU) 2019-2121 on Cross-Border Conversions, Mergers and Demergers
24/01/2020

On 27 November 2019, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive (EU) 2019/2121 (the "Directive") which amends the provisions of Directive (EU) 2017/1132 on cross-border mergers and creates harmonised rules on cross-border conversions and demergers.

 

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New decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the expression of the annual percentage rate of charge in consumer credit agreements (Case C 290/19)

New decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the expression of the annual percentage rate of charge in consumer credit agreements (Case C 290/19)
13/01/2020

Following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Regional Court of Trnava, Slovakia in the context of proceedings between a consumer and a Slovakian bank regarding a consumer credit agreement, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held, on 19 December 2019, that “Article 10(2)(g) of Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers

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Buying alliances in Europe are under threat

Buying alliances in Europe are under threat
05/12/2019

On Monday 18 November 2019 the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets ("ACM") announced that the regulator had dawn raided several large traders in the agriculture sector. These dawn-raids follow a European trend in which regulators across Europe focus on buying alliances and cartels in the agricultural and retail sectors. In this blog we will discuss this trend.

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Commission decision on Fiat ruling confirmed

Commission decision on Fiat ruling confirmed
28/10/2019

In a judgment   of 24 September 2019, the General Court of the European Union (“Court”) dismissed actions brought by Luxembourg and Fiat Finance and Trade (“FFT”) against a European Commission decision 

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State aid update: EU General Court sets framework for the European Commission to enforce arm’s length transfer pricing under State aid rules

State aid update: EU General Court sets framework for the European Commission to enforce arm’s length transfer pricing under State aid rules
04/10/2019

On 24 September 2019, the EU General Court upheld the Commission’s decision that Fiat received unlawful State aid from Luxembourg, and at the same time annulled the decision which had found the same with respect to Starbucks in the Netherlands

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Luxembourg Brexit Laws: 15 September 2019 final deadline for UK based managers to notify the CSSF

Luxembourg Brexit Laws: 15 September 2019 final deadline for UK based managers to notify the CSSF
22/08/2019

On 8 April 2019, Luxembourg adopted two laws ("Brexit Laws") on measures to be taken in relation to the financial sector in the event of a hard Brexit, i.e., a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union in the absence of any negotiated agreement.

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Disclosure of cross-border arrangements by intermediaries: DAC 6 implementation in Luxembourg

Disclosure of cross-border arrangements by intermediaries: DAC 6 implementation in Luxembourg
16/08/2019

On 8 August 2019, the Luxembourg government filed Bill of law No 7465 (''DAC 6 Bill'') implementing the provisions of the Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 (the “Directive”), commonly called DAC 6

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Luxembourg implementation of the EU Directive setting new transparency rules for intermediaries

Luxembourg implementation of the EU Directive setting new transparency rules for intermediaries
13/08/2019

On 8 August 2019, a draft law implementing the Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements (“DAC 6”) was submitted by the government to the Luxembourg parliament.

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New European Regulation on the Control of Foreign Investments

New European Regulation on the Control of Foreign Investments
08/08/2019

In order to help Europe defend its strategic interests and preserve European security and public order, Regulation 2019/452 of 19 March 2019, which came into force on 10 April 2019, sets a framework for foreign direct investment in the Union

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The portal for Brexit notifications is live!

The portal for Brexit notifications is live!
02/08/2019

As from today, UK managers, firms and investment funds wishing to pursue their activities in Luxembourg, in the event a no-deal Brexit occurs on 31 October 2019, are invited to notify the Luxembourg regulator 

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