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Chambers Global Practice Guides - Private Wealth 2021
Understanding local tax and legal aspects is essential in order to contribute to the long-term success of your family-owned business and to preserve your family wealth for future generations. Read the Chambers & Partners Private Wealth guide 2021 to gain valuable and actionable insights.
EU Court of Justice orders another judicial State aid review of Belgian Excess Profit Rulings
On 16 September 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgement on whether the Belgian excess profit rulings could qualify as State aid scheme or not. The Court of Justice sets aside the General Court’s judgement of 14 February 2019 that had dismissed the “scheme” qualification and accordingly had annulled the European Commission’s State aid decision of 11 January 2016. The case is now referred back to the General Court for a second review of the substance of the case, i.e., whether these rulings provided an unlawful selective (tax) advantage to their beneficiaries.
Luxembourg’s newest creditor-friendly tool ‘professional payment guarantee’ (PPG)
Luxembourg’s newest creditor-friendly tool 'professional payment guarantee’ (PPG) has been assessed. The PPG undoubtedly reinforces the legal certainty of the Luxembourg independent guarantees and grants it long-awaited statutory recognition. However, its contractual flexibility and bankruptcy remoteness should make it a frequently used tool, but it seems its attractiveness for creditors has not yet been noticed internationally.
EU Whistleblower Directive Insights
What does the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive mean for your organisation? Who does it apply to and how should you prepare? Read on for more information about the impact and how to comply.
Board Agenda: approve whistleblower policy and develop communication plan
By the end of 2021, many companies in Luxembourg will need to have appropriate protocols in place to facilitate whistleblowing. For some, this will be an incremental improvement. For others, this is new territory. Draft legislation has not yet been published which will mean a compressed timeline for compliance.
Lexology Sanctions Update 2021: Belgium & Luxembourg
Lexology Getting The Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and company directors and officers.
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange issues its first guidelines for SPACs listings
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) has published on 19 August 2021, its first guidelines for the listing of SPACs on each of its markets. The guidelines aim at striking the right balance between the needs of sponsors (and other financial intermediaries) and investor protection.
EC published its long-awaited Q&A clarifying the scope of SFDR disclosures for AIFMs
The European Commission (EC) published its long-awaited Q&A on inter alia the applicability of the SFDR to non-EU AIFMs and sub-threshold (registered) AIFMs. In short, the EC clarified that both non-EU AIFMs and sub-threshold AIFMs must ensure compliance with the disclosure obligations of the SFDR. In addition, the EC provided further guidance on the application of article 8 and 9 SFDR to financial products, the comply or explain mechanism of article 4 SFDR with respect to financial groups, and the application of the SFDR with respect to tailored portfolio management mandates.
Loyens & Loeff earns top rankings in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide 2021
Today, 22 July 2021, Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (HNW) has published its rankings for 2021.
How to manage legal risks in a time of crisis?
This Q&A outlines a series of questions covering the main concerns addressed during our webinar hosted by the Legal500. At the occasion of this event, our team of experts provided practical guidance on the steps that can be taken to mitigate, manage and overcome the different stages of a crisis in the Benelux and Switzerland.
Loyens & Loeff’s International Arbitration team maintains its position in the GAR100 ranking
The Global Arbitration Review (GAR) has released its 2021 GAR100 rankings. Our International Arbitration team is very proud to maintain its position among the 100 global leaders in the field of International Arbitration.
Loyens & Loeff launches Smart Subscription Tool
Amsterdam, 14 July 2021 – Loyens & Loeff launches the Smart Subscription Tool for investors of alternative investment funds. The tool offers these investors a digital solution to guide them step-by-step throughout the entire onboarding process. The tool provides clear guidance and saves investors valuable time and hassle. It also offers investors a secure environment to upload the required KYC documents.