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Luxembourg IP Tax Regime Repealed

January 2016 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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Bill No 6900 for the budget for 2016, presented on 14 October 2015 by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna, is about to be adopted. It repeals the existing business-friendly tax regime encouraging the exploitation of intellectual property rights (‚ÄúIPRs‚ÄĚ) as from 1 July 2016, with a transitional period beginning on 1 July 2016 and ending on 30 June 2021.pdf

MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour boosts Corporate & M&A Practice with the arrival of a new partner

October 2013 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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Luxembourg, 3 October 2013 - Chan Park will join MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour as a partner on 22 October 2013.

His primary role will be advising the firm's Corporate & M&A clients and further developing its practice in this area. "We're thrilled that Chan is joining us", said Michel Molitor, Managing Partner. "He has a profound understanding of corporate law in Luxembourg combined with a great deal of experience working through complex cross-border transactions. We are in no doubt that Chan will strengthen our team and support MOLITOR's continued growth and development as well as being a fantastic resource to both our firm and the clients we serve."       

 

MOLITOR boosts Corporate & M&A practice with arrival of a new Partner

MOLITOR Luxembourg appoints Claire Leonelli as Partner

August 2013 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour Luxembourg is delighted to announce the promotion of Claire Leonelli to Partner.

Claire brings with her a wealth of skills and experience, particularly in IP, IT and Media. "Since Claire joined MOLITOR in 2007, she has helped us build a fine reputation in IP, IT and Media in Luxembourg and abroad", said Michel Molitor, Managing Partner. "Her promotion is part of our overall strategy to increase our presence as one of the leading Luxembourg business law firms both locally and internationally. We congratulate Claire on this achievement within her career at MOLITOR."

 

MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour announces that Lauren Fisch will leave the firm

April 2013 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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Luxembourg, 24 April 2013 - MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour, one of Luxembourg's leading Business law firms announces that Laurent Fisch will leave the firm on 15 May 2013. Having recently become increasingly involved in the highly complicated and lengthy liquidation of Lehman Brothers, and to avoid any potential client conflict issues, he has decided to pursue his career independently.

Real Estate 2011

November 2011 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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A practical cross-border insight into real estate law

with contributions from: MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour

EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION

November 2011 - Employment. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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1. Is it common for employees to be offered participation in an employee share plan?
About 30% of all companies based in Luxembourg offer an employee share plan to some or all of their employees.
2. Is it lawful to offer participation in an employee share plan where the shares to be acquired are shares in a foreign parent company?

DOUBLE TAX TREATY BETWEEN LUXEMBOURG AND HONG KONG

October 2011 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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THE CHINESE SILK ROAD RE-OPENS

Spicy new tax planning opportunities have been created when, on 2 November 2007, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People‚Äôs Republic of China (‚ÄúHong Kong‚ÄĚ) signed a double tax treaty (the ‚ÄúTreaty‚ÄĚ), which came into force on 20 January 2009. This Treaty applies retrospectively from 1 January 2008 in Luxembourg and from 1 April 2008 in Hong Kong

IP, IT & Media News from Luxembourg

October 2011 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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Is Google Street View too intrusive ? This is the question on many people's minds since the record fine of EUR 100,000-. recently pronounced in France by the National Commission on Information Technology and Liberty (‚ÄúCNIL‚ÄĚ), and the call to order made to Google in Switzerland. Launched in the United States in May 2007, the "Google Street View" application is a constant source of controversy.

AMENDMENTS TO THE LUXEMBOURG FINANCIAL COLLATERAL LAW IMPROVING COLLATERAL TAKERS’ POSITION

October 2011 - Finance. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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On 20 May 2011 a law was passed transposing into Luxembourg law the EU directive 2009/44/EC amending, in particular, the socalled Collateral Directive (directive 2002/47/EC of the European Parliament and the European Council of 6 June 2002). This Law modifies the Luxembourg Law of 5 August 2005 on Financial Collateral Arrangements.

IP, IT & Media News from Luxembourg

June 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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On 25 November 2009, the European Union enacted a new set of rules regarding electronic communications, the so-called new "Telecom Package". This new regulation is composed by two directives which must be implemented by the Member States by 25 May 2011 and one regulation which is immediately applicable. In Luxembourg, a draft of law has been filed on 30 March 2010 in order to implement into national law some of the new provisions related to the independence of the national regulatory authorities ("NRA").

THE DE LAROSI√ąRE REPORT

August 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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The current financial crisis has highlighted the possible side effects of the globalisation and, to a certain extent, proves a certain weakness of the European Union in this respect.

Banking secrecy - Luxembourg perspectives

May 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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In light of the latest discussions about the amendment to banking secrecy and the lists classifying countries in this respect which were published by the OECD after the G20 summit, please find below a summary of the current situation.

Luxembourg plans to abolish capital duty in 2009

October 2008 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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On 9 September 2008, the Luxembourg government submitted to the Parliament (Chambre des Députés) a draft bill for discussion to abolish the Luxembourg capital duty (droit d'apport), as previously announced by the government on 22 May 2008.

Significant tax incentives for IP-derived income, IT-related and telecommunication services

October 2008 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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Since 1 January 2008, the Luxembourg legislator has created significant tax incentives in favour of IP rights, IT-related and telecommunication services which are likely to encourage Research & Development activities and boost the establishment of IP holding and management vehicles and telecommunication operators in Luxembourg.

MiFID implemented in Luxembourg

August 2007 - Finance. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour.

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On 11th July 2007 the bill on the law on markets in financial instruments was adopted by the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies and will come into effect 1st November 2007.