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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or



June 2018. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

Recently promoted in 2018, we are committed to highlighting the achievement of our five collaborators.

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Stéphane Braun joins MNKS as Banking & Capital Markets Partner

August 2012. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

MNKS is very pleased to announce the arrival of a new Partner, Stéphane Braun, who is looking forward to strengthening and developing our Finance team (previously headed by MNKS Partner Katia Scheidecker) by taking the lead of our Banking & Capital Markets department.

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Noble & Scheidecker becomes MNKS

December 2011. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

New name, new website (

the law firm Noble & Scheidecker becomes MNKS and launches its new website.

Founded in 2004 by Marie-BĂ©atrice Noble and Katia Scheidecker, the firm has evolved into a six-partner firm with a staff of more than 60 people, among Luxembourg's top ten law firms in terms of size.

Initially a niche firm serving an international clientele, MNKS has become a recognized multi-disciplinary firm on the Luxembourg market.

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MNKS* appoints Marie-BĂ©atrice Noble as Managing Partner

August 2011. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

Noble & Scheidecker (MNKS), the Luxembourg independent law firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Marie-BĂ©atrice Noble as Managing Partner.

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Change of holding credit institutions, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance undertakings

June 2009. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

Change of holding credit institutions, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance undertakings : New notification procedure now in full force !

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The amended SICAR law

June 2009. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

The Venture Capital and Private Equity will benefit from a modernized vehicle for attracting VC / PE foreign investors in Luxembourg. The following innovations are significant

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Strengthening our team

March 2009. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

Raphaël Collin and Laurent Fessmann have been appointed Partners at Noble & Scheidecker on January 1st, 2009.

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Best Labour Law Firm of the Year

July 2008. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

We are pleased to inform you that Noble & Scheidecker has been awarded Best Labour Law Firm of the year 2007 by HR One (, an independent Luxembourg human resources community, which provides marketing solutions to Human Resources and Management entities. Read more...

For more information please visit our website

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Legal Eagles Flying High

July 2008. Press Releases by MNKS (view listing).

Noble & Scheidecker is ranked as one of Luxembourg's top 10 law firms according to the leading legal directory worldwide. Read more...

For more information please visit our website

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Legal Developments by:


    I. Law of 10 December 2010 relating to the introduction of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) II. Grand-Ducal Regulation of 14 December 2011 relating to the procedure for filing financial information electronically with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register
    - MNKS

Legal Developments in Luxembourg

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Free movement of workers: new provisions on equal treatment and minimum pay for highly qualified wor

    Equal treatment
  • Free movement of workers: new provisions on equal treatment and minimum pay for highly qualified wor

    Equal treatment
  • Luxembourg Stock Exchange unveils Securities Official List for non-traded securities

    The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has launched the Securities Official List, a dedicated section of the exchange’s official list that enables securities to be listed without requiring them to be admitted to trading on either its regulated Bourse de Luxembourg or Euro MTF market. The SOL, which involves a simplified and rapid registration process, is specifically designed for issuers seeking only the visibility of having their securities on a recognised official list and for which admission to trading is not essential, but that can benefit from the enhanced distribution and diversification of their investor base the new listing section offers.
  • New double tax treaty between France and Luxembourg: substantial impact on real estate investors

    On 20 March 2018, the governments of France and Luxembourg signed a new double tax treaty (“New Treaty ”) replacing the current treaty dated 1 April 1958 (“Old Treaty ”). Although the New Treaty is based on the 2017 OECD Model Tax Convention, it contains certain substantial derogations therefrom.
  • Luxembourg in space, one step ahead [video]

    ​​Discover Luxembourg's space adventure and the challenges the space industry will face in the next decade. Arendt & Medernach, the leading law firm in Luxembourg, continuously supported the space and satellite industries and have developed the firm’s expertise and experience in these domains. We are now really looking forward to helping other businesses on their journeys into space. Should you require more information, please contact Laurent Schummer , Bob Calmes and Blazej Gladysz .
  • Cross-border distribution of investment funds: a proposal for harmonisation

    Reducing barriers for cross-border distribution of investment funds within the EU, thus reducing the costs of going cross-border, while deepening the single marketing procedure for investment funds is the proclaimed purpose of the two legislative proposals published by the EU Commission today, on 12 March 2018. According to the EU Commission proposal, the envisaged harmonisation of rules for cross-border distribution should occur through a new directive amending both the UCITS and AIFM Directives with regard to the cross-border distribution of collective investment funds, and through a new regulation on facilitating cross-border distribution of collective investment funds and amending the EuVECA Regulation (Regulation on European venture capital funds) and the EuSEF Regulation (Regulation on European social entrepreneurship funds).
  • Clarification of the scope of the UCITS and AIFMD depositary regimes

    A significant number of so-called Part II UCIs may remain within the scope of the AIFMD depositary regime. Luxembourg’s Parliament ( Chambre des DĂ©putĂ©s ) has voted yesterday to amend the respective legislation to this effect. This amendment clarifies the scope of the UCITS-like and the AIFMD depositary regimes in Luxembourg for these funds.
  • New anti-money laundering rules in Luxembourg

    On 14 February 2018, the law of 13 February 2018 implementing a substantial part of the 4th anti-money laundering directive (4th AML Directive) was published in the Official Journal of Luxembourg. The law will enter into force on 18 February 2018.
  • Outsourcing made easier: professional secrecy in the financial and insurance sector softened

    Through the law of 27 February 2018 implementing the EU regulation (UE) 2015/751 on interchange commissions for card based payments, which amends various laws relating to the financial sector (and was published in the Luxembourg official gazette on March 1st 2018), the Luxembourg parliament has now relaxed the rules on professional secrecy for banks, investment firms, other regulated professionals of the financial sector, payment institutions, electronic money institutions and insurance undertakings (together the « financial institutions ») to facilitate outsourcing arrangements.
  • Permanent exemption from variation margin obligation for FX forwards?

    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).