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News - 30 Sep 2021

Intersolar Europe 2021

We are back again in Munich on 6 October 2021 on the occasion of Intersolar Europe 2021. We therefore invite you with pleasure to our annual networking event.

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itr-2022
News - 29 Sep 2021

Top rankings for Loyens & Loeff in the International Tax Review 2022

The International Tax Review (ITR) has published its 2022 rankings. Thank you to our clients and peers who enabled us to be ranked again in Top Tier categories in the World Tax and World Transfer Pricing guides in Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

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Prinsjesdag 2021 Indirect Tax - Vatgoed - ENG
News - 24 Sep 2021

Political agreement to amend the 2022 Tax Plan: increase headline rate corporate income tax and tightening of the earnings stripping rules

On 21 September 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Finance submitted the 2022 Dutch Budget to parliament, including the Tax Plan 2022. During the following political debates, the coalition parties have reached an agreement resulting into an amendment package to the 2022 Dutch Budget.

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finma-guideline
News - 24 Sep 2021

FINMA Guideline - Changes of corporate bodies at banks

On 22 September 2021, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published guidelines concerning changes in the persons entrusted with the administration and management of Swiss banks (FINMA Guidelines). The FINMA explain the procedure regarding changes of corporate bodies at banks, covering a general overview of the duration and the requirements in this procedure as well as the documents to be submitted.

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Deal - 23 Sep 2021

Listing and distribution of Universal Music Group

Loyens & Loeff advised Vivendi on the listing and distribution of Universal Music Group N.V. (UMG). The shares in UMG started trading on Euronext Amsterdam on 21 September, following which Vivendi distributed 60% of the shares in UMG to its shareholders on 23 September.

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Financial Regulatory News Updates
News - 23 Sep 2021

Financial Regulatory News Updates - July/August 2021

An overview in which our Banking and Finance Practice Group highlights EU, Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law updates relevant for the financial regulatory sector which may be of interest to you.

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OptiGroup AB acquires Koemans Verpakkingen B.V
Deal - 23 Sep 2021

OptiGroup AB acquires Koemans Verpakkingen B.V

Koemans Verpakkingen B.V. is a Netherlands-based packaging specialist offering a wide range of packaging products and services. The company has developed very successfully as a family business, and will continue to be led by Frank Koemans as managing director, together with his brother John Koemans. The company will become part of OptiGroup’s Packaging business area and will continue to operate under its current brand.

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Litigation-Trend-Report
News - 23 Sep 2021

Trend report: Shareholder disclosure requirements for related party transactions

How to deal with shareholder disclosure requirements when entering into related party transactions in privately held Dutch companies? Based on recent developments in Dutch case law, this trend report provides practical guidance to help mitigate exposure to litigation challenging such transactions due to shareholder disclosure requirements not being met.

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Prinsjesdag 2021 Employment and Benefits - ENG
News - 23 Sep 2021

Tax Plan 2022 – Employment tax

On Tuesday 21 September 2021, the Dutch government sent the legislative proposals to the Dutch parliament. In this news flash, we inform you about the legislative proposals in the field of the employment taxes. The Seventh progress letter 'working as a self-employed person' is not part of the legislative proposals. However, given the importance we would like to inform you about it as well.

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The four facets of the European Commission’s proposal for a(n) AML/CFT package
News - 22 Sep 2021

The four facets of the European Commission’s proposal for a(n) AML/CFT package

On 20 July 2021 the European Commission published the long-awaited package of legislative proposals, in implementation of the Commission Action Plan of 7 May 2020.

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Prinsjesdag 2021 Tax Flash ENG
News - 21 Sep 2021

Dutch Budget Day: main changes for corporate taxpayers

On 21 September 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Finance submitted the 2022 Dutch Budget to parliament. The Netherlands is currently ruled by a caretaker government. Hence, the Tax Plan 2022 mainly consists of previously announced legislative proposals aimed to be in force as of 1 January 2022. The most relevant proposals for corporate taxpayers are the elimination of double non-taxation through transfer pricing mismatches, the tax liability rules for reverse hybrid entities (EU ATAD2) as well as an extension of related persons to individuals for the hybrid mismatch rules.

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News - 21 Sep 2021

Dawn raid: Duty of investigating authority to provide legal information on sealing

According to a recent decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC), the investigating authority must inform the owner of records and objects seized during a house search about his procedural right to request a sealing of the evidence. This information must be provided in good time and in sufficient detail, in particular if laypersons are involved. In the absence of sufficient information, an owner may not validly waive its right to request the sealing of evidence.

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