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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Reorganised Luxembourg law on commercial companies comes into force

A revised version of Luxembourg’s law on commercial companies, originally dating from August 10, 2015, came into force on December 19, 2017, following its publication in the grand duchy’s official gazette (MĂ©morial A no. 1066) on December 2015 (the “Company Law”.

The amended EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations

January 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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Regulation (EU) 2017/1991 amending regulations (EU) No 345/2013 on European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECAs) and (EU) No 346/2013 on European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEFs) (together, the “Regulations”) has been published today in the Official Journal of the European Union and will be applicable as of 1 March 2018.

MiFID II: are you ready?

January 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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With less than 30 days to go before the new MiFID II regime will be rolled out, funds and management companies/AIFM are increasingly concerned as to how they will be impacted:

  • product governance
  • inducements and payment for research
  • increased client information requirements 
  • complex and non-complex products classification

Registers of beneficial ownership: new rules to be implemented soon

January 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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The draft laws implementing AMLD 4 set out strict rules to allow for protection against improper access to the information on BOs.

Permanent exemption from variation margin obligation for FX forwards?

January 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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Earlier this week, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) published draft amendments to EMIR-related regulatory technical standards (RTS) that align the treatment of variation margin (VM) for FX forwards with the supervisory guidance applicable in other key jurisdictions. More specifically the draft amendments propose that the requirement to exchange VM for physically settled FX forwards shall only target transactions between institutions (credit institutions and investment firms).

New Circular Letter on stock option plans

January 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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​As announced by the Luxembourg Finance Minister in his presentation of the 2018 budget bill, the government introduced certain amendments to the current tax regime of stock option plans. In particular, the valuation of freely negotiable options will be increased as of 1 January 2018 from 17.5% to 30% of the value of the underlying stock.

Loi modifiée du 10 août 1915 concernant les sociétés commerciales-version consolidée au 19 déc

January 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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We would like to draw your attention to the release of an official coordinated version of the amended law of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies.

The law of 10 August 1915 has been entirely renumbered and the table of contents has also been reordered. The new version does not contain any substantial change. The new numbering is applicable as from 19 December 2017.

Back to 2017 - Forward to 2018

January 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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2017 was a busy year, not least in respect of legal and regulatory changes that may impact your business. We are pleased to provide you with an overview of the major legal and regulatory developments under Luxembourg and EU law.

PRIIPs KID: are you ready?

November 2017 - Finance. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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In less than 4 months the Priips-Kid regulation will come into force. The exercise of ensuring compliance with this regulation is not an easy one.

- What should the Kid include?

- What are the key questions to ask before building your Kid?

- What are the actions to take before building your Kid?

Monitoring of the use by an employee of a professional instant messaging tool for personal purposes

November 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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Court decision in Bărbulescu v. Romania

On 5 September 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the “ECHR”) examined for the first time the issue of the monitoring of electronic communications of an employee by a private employer, within the framework of an action brought by Mr Bărbulescu, an engineer employed by a private company in Romania. Mr Bărbulescu had been dismissed for using for personal purposes, in breach of the provisions of the internal regulations of the company, a professional Yahoo Messenger account created at his employer’s request for the purpose of responding to customers’ enquiries.

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