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Is your question of a legal or tax nature, or both? What are the legal consequences of a particular tax structure and vice versa? More and more companies, financial institutions, governments and individuals are discovering the benefits of customised integrated advice.

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As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice as a legal and tax partner if you do business in or from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland, our home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of our 900 advisers based in one of our offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to our full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, our advisers comprehend exactly what you need.

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Loyens & Loeff advised Cycle Link International on the acquisition of Waste Paper Trade

Loyens & Loeff advised Cycle Link International, a subsidiary of Shanghai based Shanying International Holdings Co. Ltd., which is one of China’s largest paper producers and packaging board manufacturers, on the acquisition of the Dutch company Waste Paper Trade (WPT) from its shareholders Karl Tönsmeier Entsorgungswirtschaft (Germany) and Lumaro Beheer (the Netherlands) which each held a 50% stake in WPT. Shanying is thereby strengthening its foothold in the European paper for recycling market.

Our M&A partner and Senior Partner China Ewout J. Stumphius acted as lead deal counsel to Shanying. 

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Luxembourg Publishes Law on VAT Grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the Law on VAT Grouping has officially been published, last Friday.

The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to benefit from administrative simplification, and to potentially avoid VAT leakages. Although the mechanisms and conditions are different, the VAT grouping mechanism could be used by specific groups as an alternative to the independent group of persons (also known as cost-sharing agreements).

It is therefore now possible to introduce VAT grouping declarations.

Groups having established several Luxembourg entities should actively review their VAT position and the possibility to apply the VAT grouping...

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