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The Luxembourg tax authorities today issued Circular Letter L.I.R. n° 14/4 (the "Circular") with respect to the taxation of income realised by a Luxembourg common limited partnership (société en commandite simple - "SCS") or a special limited partnership (société en commandite spéciale - "SCSp"). 2015.01.09_-_nf_taxation_of_scs_and_scsp_qualifying_as_aifs
The CSSF has issued a new Circular 15/601 relating to the ratio increase notification procedure laid down in Article 94(1)(g)(ii) of Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV). 2015.01.16_nf_crd_iv
On 18 December 2014, Parliament voted the Luxembourg 2015 Budget which contains various VAT measures that will apply as from 1 January 2015. 2014.12.23_nf_vat
Arendt helped a major Chinese bank to enter the European fund market by launching its proprietary Luxembourg R-QFII UCITS luxembourg_newsflash_-_arendt_helped_a_major_chinese_bank
Arendt & Medernach is delighted to inform you that, further to discussions with the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the "CSSF"), we have obtained the confirmation that the CSSF has no objections to UCITS investing in China A-Shares using the Hong Kong - Shanghai Stock Connect platform. Specific conditions will however apply for each applicant and approvals will be granted on a case-by-case basis. newsflash_-_investments_in_china_a-shares_via_stock_connect
The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued a consultation paper seeking feedback from asset management industry members on its draft advice to the European Commission regarding depositary requirements under the forthcoming UCITS V directive. The paper has been drawn up in response to a provisional request from the Commission on July 3 seeking technical advice on the content of two delegated acts on depositaries that the Commission is called on to issue to complement the primary UCITS V legislative text.
Our quarterly tax update is dedicated to the main changes which have occurred over the last 3 months with regard to Luxembourg and international tax law. 2014.10.30_taxupdate
We are happy to announce that Claude Kremer, one of the founding partners of Arendt & Medernach, was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) at their annual meeting in Canberra on 21 October 2014.
In view of the increasing gravity of the situation in Eastern Ukraine, the European Council has decided to reinforce the set of restrictive measures adopted on 30 and 31 July 2014 targeting cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation. 2014.09.18_luxembourg_newsflash
Luxembourg's Financial Sector Supervisory Authority According has published Circular 14/591 on July 22, addressed to all open-ended UCITS funds governed by the grand duchy's legislation of December 17, 2010, regarding the protection of investors in the event of a material change to an open-ended undertaking for collective investment. The CSSF says that according to well-established supervisory practice, in the event of such a material change to investors' interests in an open-ended fund under the 2010 law, the regulator requires that they be given sufficient time to take an informed decision, and that if they do not wish to accept the proposed change, they should be able to redeem or convert their shares or units free of charges.