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The revised Commission merger control referral mechanism – Practical considerations for Luxembourg M&A transactions

The revised Commission merger control referral mechanism – Practical considerations for Luxembourg M&A transactions
09/04/2021

On 26 March 2021, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published “Commission Guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation to certain categories of cases”

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Snapshot: SPACs - the Luxembourg alternative

Snapshot: SPACs - the Luxembourg alternative
02/04/2021

While SPACs have existed for decades on public markets, a revival seems to be taking place, with SPACs representing about 60 percent of IPOs in the US in 2020.

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Welcomed clarification on the financial assistance measures applicable to Luxembourg Sàrls

Welcomed clarification on the financial assistance measures applicable to Luxembourg Sàrls
01/04/2021

A welcomed clarification on the financial assistance regime applicable to private limited liability companies (société à responsabilité limitée, or Sàrl) will be introduced in Article 1500-7 of the amended Luxembourg law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies (the “Luxembourg Companies Law”).

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Luxembourg positions itself as an attractive player on the rising SPAC market

Luxembourg positions itself as an attractive player on the rising SPAC market
24/03/2021

The market for initial public offerings by special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) has shown significant growth in recent years and reached unprecedented levels in 2020 in the United States

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Long-awaited bill clarifying and confirming the financial assistance prohibition

Long-awaited bill clarifying and confirming the financial assistance prohibition
19/03/2021

Long-awaited bill clarifying and confirming that the financial assistance prohibition of the Companies Act does not apply to SARL submitted to the Luxembourg Parliament

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Interpretation and application of the general anti-abuse rule of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive

Interpretation and application of the general anti-abuse rule of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive
14/12/2020

We prepared the ‘‘Overview of EU Member States and Switzerland’’, which gives you a comprehensive overview of the current state of play on the interpretation and application of the EU Parent Subsidiary Directive general anti-abuse rule (Directive 2015/121/EU) in the EU member states and how Switzerland deals with it.

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COVID-19: Luxembourg extends the possibility to hold company meetings remotely until 30 June 2021

COVID-19: Luxembourg extends the possibility to hold company meetings remotely until 30 June 2021
04/11/2020

Since the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the good governance of legal entities, the Luxembourg Government decided to extend the possibility for companies and other legal entities to hold their corporate body meetings remotely until 30 June 2021.

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Luxembourg Lower Court Delivers Judgment on the Scope of Hidden Dividend Distributions

Luxembourg Lower Court Delivers Judgment on the Scope of Hidden Dividend Distributions
21/10/2020

In its judgment handed down on 25 September 2020, the Lower Administrative Court (Tribunal Administratif) considered the scope of hidden dividend distributions under Luxembourg law.

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Beneficial owner information: CJEU asked for preliminary ruling affecting justifications to temporarily restrict public access

Beneficial owner information: CJEU asked for preliminary ruling affecting justifications to temporarily restrict public access
12/10/2020

IN A PENDING CASE AGAINST LUXEMBURG BUSINESS REGISTERS, THE LUXEMBOURG DISTRICT COURT SUBMITTED A REFERRAL TO THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (CJEU) REQUESTING A PRELIMINARY RULING

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Holding meetings in companies

Holding meetings in companies
29/09/2020

While the coronavirus pandemic situation continues to have an impact on the sound governance of companies and other legal entities, the bill of law 7673  (the Bill) suggested the extension of the measures enabling the companies and legal entities

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