European Legal News

Pay Transparency Directive: Equal or equivalent work.

Posted July 16, 2024

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Smart solution for smartphones.

Posted July 9, 2024

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Will European Works Councils be better positioned?

Posted July 2, 2024

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The term “digital native” is discriminatory!

Posted June 25, 2024

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Massive thanks to RPLT RP Legalitax for hosting the TELFA 2024 conference in Milan!

Posted June 25, 2024

The conference covered the fascinating topics of products traceability, designation of origin, geographical indication, brand sustainability, etc. with a blend of speakers from the "client" side and experts from the different TELFA and USLAW member firms. See you next year for another great #TELFAcon ! Continue Reading

State Labor Court (LAG): no salary reduction for works council.

Posted June 18, 2024

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TELFA elects Tom Eivind Haug as its President for the new term

Posted March 20, 2024

During TELFA General Meeting held in Brussels on March 15th, Norwegian Tom Eivind Haug - who was TELFA vice-president to the date - was elected as TELFA President, succeeding Dutch Karen Verkerk, who had been serving as TELFA president from 2020 to 2024.   Haug… Continue Reading

California Law Nudges Businesses to Report Sustainability Efforts

Posted December 20, 2023

By now, perhaps your company has gone green in some form or another. A committee might be working on eco-accountability sustainability initiatives. This has led to the buying and selling of carbon offsets for many businesses. All that sounds great within a strategic plan—and even… Continue Reading

DELSOL Avocats strengthens its competition/distribution and employment law practices with the arrival of two new partners

Posted December 15, 2023

Hélène Vey-Morit and Anna Milleret-Godet join DELSOL Avocats as partners. provides assistance to French and international companies with French and European competition law, as well as distribution and consumer law. Her practice covers merger control and antitrust litigation (cartels, abuse of dominant position) before the… Continue Reading

DELSOL Avocats strengthens its competition/distribution and employment law practices with the arrival of two new partners

Posted December 15, 2023

Hélène Vey-Morit and Anna Milleret-Godet join DELSOL Avocats as partners. provides assistance to French and international companies with French and European competition law, as well as distribution and consumer law. Her practice covers merger control and antitrust litigation (cartels, abuse of dominant position) before the… Continue Reading

Great TELFA innovation day 2023 in Vienna!

Posted December 14, 2023

Thanks to everyone who joined the TELFA innovation day in Vienna, and to our wonderful hosts! We'll be back for more tech and innovation on 2024!   Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

DELSOL Avocats opens an office in Brussels, Belgium

Posted November 2, 2023

For its 50th anniversary, DELSOL Avocats opens an office at 480, avenue Louise, marking a new step in the firm’s development. DELSOL Avocats assists clients daily with their international issues, whether they are French and developing projects abroad, or international with operations in Europe. The… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils in the different TELFA countries

Posted November 2, 2023

TELFA very active employment practice group has released this jurisdictional overview of the European Work Councils (EWC) in order to provide clear and concise information, applicable to companies operating in at least two EU member states with a minimum of 1,000 employees. This comprehensive overview… Continue Reading

Key highlights from the Dutch Tax Plan 2024

Posted October 3, 2023

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023 (Budget Day), the outgoing Dutch Minister of Finance revealed the Tax Plan 2024 in which several tax measures were announced, regarding Corporate and Personal Income Tax, among others. Read more on Dirkzwager's website:    Continue Reading

DELSOL Avocats July 2023 newsletter released

Posted July 25, 2023

This autumn, the Firm will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Founded in the 1970s, the Firm has seen oil crises and then the more prosperous periods of the 1980s and ‘90s. After the fall of the USSR, the world looked set to be led by a… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

A JURISDICTION OVERVIEW OF THE EU WHISTLEBLOWER DIRECTIVE BY TELFA MEMBER FIRMS

Posted May 8, 2023

Organisations might have to comply with multiple European whistleblower protection legal regimes which apply differently. These laws will protect individuals, such as employees, who wish to speak out about unlawful or unethical practices witnessed within their organisation. Unless the individual’s report is excessive, they will… Continue Reading

DELSOL Avocats recognized in the Legal 500 EMEA 2023 rankings

Posted April 13, 2023

DELSOL Avocats is proud to be acknowledged in the EMEA 2023 rankings published by The Legal 500 in : 🏆Construction – Tier 3 🏆Data privacy and data protection – Tier 3 🏆Dispute resolution: White-collar crime – Tier 4 🏆Employment – Tier 4 🏆Healthcare and life sciences –… Continue Reading

THE NEW CZECH CONSUMER PROTECTION LEGISLATION - part one

Posted January 18, 2023

As of 6th January 2023, the new legislation on consumer protection introduced by the Act No. 374/2022 Coll. amending to the Act No. 634/1992 Coll., on Consumer Protection, and Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code, has become effective. The amendment is intended primarily to… Continue Reading

THE NEW CZECH CONSUMER PROTECTION LEGISLATION - part two

Posted January 18, 2023

Amendment to the Civil Code As of 6th January 2023, the amendment to the Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code (the Act No. 374/2022 Coll.) introducing a new legislation on consumer protection has become effective. The amendment to the Civil Code (“CC”) primarily extends… Continue Reading

THE NEW CZECH CONSUMER PROTECTION LEGISLATION - part three

Posted January 18, 2023

Contract for the provision of the digital content As of 6th January 2023, the amendment to the Act No. 89/2012 Coll., the Civil Code (the Act No. 374/2022 Coll.) introducing a new legislation on consumer protection has become effective.  In this connection and in order… Continue Reading

GWW's Success Stories 2022

Posted January 16, 2023

For the second time, GWW published a selection of projects on which our team has advised throughout the year. A large part of our business is the ongoing service of our long-standing clients. However, this time we are focusing on specific projects that we will… Continue Reading

GWW Private Client Team - Chambers Band 1. in Poland.

Posted July 19, 2022

We are happy to share that GWW Private Client Team is again no 1 in Poland!. Aldona Leszczynska and Tomasz Krzywanski were two ranked individuals as well. Continue Reading

Private Client Newsletter GWW Poland January-June 2022

Posted July 19, 2022

We have prepared this subjective summary of legal and tax changes and their announcements for you, which primarily affect wealthy individual clients and family businesses. Our newsletter covers the changes taking place in the first half of 2022. The summary can be found at the… Continue Reading

TELFA 2022 Conference on new mobilities

Posted June 20, 2022

What an amazing conference we had in Athens! Our host, our exclusive Greek member firm CGF&A has allowed us to have a very interesting conference on new mobilities, but also some incredible museum visits and amazing venues for lunches and dinners.  Continue Reading

CEW & Partners success in court in challenge to Belgian government

Posted May 27, 2022

The Public and Administrative Law Department of CEW & PARTNERS, represented by Jean LAURENT and Charline SERVAIS, has won an important victory against the Belgian Federal Government in the Liège Court of Appeal. CEW represented the Belgian Federation of Real Estate Agents in a legal… Continue Reading

Labor Law Group Meeting - 21 March

Posted March 15, 2022

Labor Law Group Meeting Monday, 21 March 03:00 PM Vilnius /  01:00 PM GMT Please note that next Monday, 21 March, the TELFA Labor Law Group will meet. You are welcome to join the meeting. We will discuss how we can help people fleeing the… Continue Reading

Relocation of employees from Ukraine to Lithuania

Posted February 25, 2022

Please share this information with those who may find it relevant: The war in Ukraine is raising questions about how to relocate workers from Ukraine to Lithuania. Unfortunately, there are no simple ways of doing so. There are two alternatives: either postings or employment in… Continue Reading

Labor Law Group meeting and video „The Posting of Workers to Germany“

Posted February 18, 2022

ILAW LEXTAL strengthens the TELFA Labor Law Group and invites you all to participate in the second group meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday, February 21st. 1 pm (GMT), 3 pm (GMT + 2) Zoom link: Meeting ID: 810 5347 9298 Passcode: 015061… Continue Reading

Lexia expands to Northern Finland – Law firm Ferenda’s Oulu office merges with Lexia

Posted January 24, 2022

Lexia Attorneys and law firm Ferenda’s Oulu office will merge. The acquisition supports Lexia’s strategic aim to combine strong local expertise with a broad nationwide and international network of professionals. The merger will provide businesses in the Northern Finland economic area access to a modern,… Continue Reading

Lexia advised Finnair in its Component Support Services Agreement with Airbus

Posted January 24, 2022

Finnair has entered into a Component Support Services agreement with Airbus for its entire A320 Family fleet (35 aircraft). Under the agreement, Finnair will e.g. benefit from integrated material services including on-site-stock at its main base in Helsinki, and will gain access to Airbus’ spares… Continue Reading

Tampere-based Klingendahl Merges with Lexia – Strong Focus on Business-Centric Law Services

Posted January 24, 2022

Lexia Attorneys and Klingendahl Attorneys merge. The merger will bring about a modern and international law practice that focuses on achieving clients’ business goals with rock-hard professionalism and a relaxed service attitude, catering to companies in the Tampere region. Lexia aims to grow with its… Continue Reading

Wedlake Bell and Moon Beever merge

Posted June 21, 2021

LONDON, 15 June 2021  – Wedlake Bell LLP and Moon Beever LLP today announce that the firms  have agreed to merge with effect from 12 July this year. Wedlake Bell is a top 100 City law firm with core strengths across Private Client, Real Estate,… Continue Reading

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (MLL) ranked on the Legal 500 directory in a wide array of fields of expertise!

Posted May 12, 2021

MLL has been mentioned in the following disciplines in the Legal 500 2021 ranking: ✅Fintech ✅IP ✅Real Estate and Construction ✅Capital Markets ✅Commercial, Corporate and M&A ✅Data Privacy and Protection ✅Employment ✅Healthcare and life science ✅Private clients ✅TMT ✅Banking & finance ✅Competition ✅Litigation ✅Insolvency MLL… Continue Reading

DIRKZWAGER IN THE LEGAL 500 in 2021: SEVEN LAWYERS RANKED IN TWO CATEGORIES

Posted April 19, 2021

London/Arnhem/Nijmegen, 15 April 2021 – The annual rankings of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa have been announced. This year Dirkzwager legal & tax is represented by seven lawyers active in two areas of practice. The Legal 500 is generally considered to be… Continue Reading

Draft legislation: taxpayer-status for Dutch partnerships

Posted April 13, 2021

On 4 March 2021, the Dutch government published draft legislation for consultation concerning the implementation of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD2). The proposed legislation is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2022. Hybrid mismatches ATAD2 aims to prevent tax avoidance resulting from… Continue Reading

Dr. Tibor Bihary, managing partner of Bihary Balassa Attorneys At Law, included in the Arbitrator Recommendation List of 2021-2024

Posted February 5, 2021

We are delighted to announce that as of 1 February 2021, the managing partner of our Firm, Dr. Tibor Bihary, has been recognised by the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) on its permanent Arbitrator Recommendation List of 2021-2024. The  is compiled by a prestigious panel of senior academics and… Continue Reading

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and FRORIEP announce merger

Posted January 12, 2021

Merger creates leading Swiss business law firm with a strong international profile The prominent Swiss law firms Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and FRORIEP plan to merge, creating a new top-tier commercial law firm in Switzerland. A total of 155 lawyers will provide Swiss and international law advice… Continue Reading

PORTUGAL: PAYMENT IN INSTALMENTS OF BOTH PERSONAL AND/OR CORPORATE INCOME TAX

Posted October 7, 2020

Acknowledging the importance of maintaining a strong tax system, this measure was issued in the context of various incentives set out by the Portuguese Government, which, in the present context of the Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic, is essential to the livelihood of families and companies. The Office… Continue Reading

The Dutch Tax Plan 2021, most important measures by Dirkzwager legal & tax

Posted September 17, 2020

The Dutch Tax Plan 2021 was announced on Tuesday 15 September. In the Dirkzwager Tax Flash document, we discuss the most important measures from the Tax Plan 2021 and other expected regulations. check the document here: Continue Reading

Use of virtual execution and e-signature during the coronavirus: position from the UK law society

Posted July 15, 2020

Please find below a very interesting guide written by Edward Craft on the position of the UK Law Society on virtual execution and e-signature: Continue Reading

Read about provisions of the Decree Law nº34 of May 19, 2020 “RILANCIO” (Recovery)

Posted June 15, 2020

Here is newsletter published by Legalitax including the business, tax, labour and corporate issues related to the Italian Decree Law:   Continue Reading

PORTUGAL: The support of StartUps during the Covid 19 Pandemic

Posted May 13, 2020

We at Carvalho, Matias & Associados (PT) would like to share with you a new set of iniciatives taken by the Portuguese Autorities to adapt and support a large number of StartUps in Portugal during this outbreak, with a keen intention of planning and reorganizing their… Continue Reading

Measures of the Portuguese government to support businesses and citizens affected by the COVID 19 pandemic

Posted April 24, 2020

Here is a document prepared by Carvalho I Matias & Asociados explaining all the relevant information regarding specific COVID-19 measures taken in Portugal: Continue Reading

Commission on the taxation of multinationals in the Netherlands publishes report on taxation of multinational companies

Posted April 20, 2020

In 2019, the Dutch Government (Government) has established a commission (Commission) to advise the Government on further measures for ‘fairer’ taxation of multinational companies while it is ensured that the Netherlands maintains to have an attractive tax investment climate for multinational companies. The Commission consists… Continue Reading

Legal resources to face the COVID-19 situation in Switzerland

Posted April 3, 2020

Here is the dedicated page set up and updated by Meyerlustenberger LachenalRechtsanwälte - Attorneys at Law with all the relevant issues related to the pandemia in Switzerland: Continue Reading

Extraordinary measures taken in Italy to fight the COVID-19

Posted March 24, 2020

Here are the links to the 3 specific newsletters written by Legalitax lawyers concerning the measures taken in Italy to fight the COVID-19 crisis:     If you are interested, we are compiling all the relevant information on the dedicated space of our website:  Continue Reading

EU261 COMPENSATION IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19

Posted March 20, 2020

One of the  questions that airlines must now ask themselves is whether the compensation (“EU261 compensation”) provided for in Article 7 of Regulation No 261/2004 (“Regulation EU261”) is due in the event of cancellation or delay of more than 3 hours related to Covid-19. The… Continue Reading

Start-up and innovation companies

Posted November 14, 2019

This article aims to illustrate the introduction of a tax regime for the Start-up and innovation companies, provided by the Italian Government. The concept of Innovative Start-up consists in companies, also not resident in Italy, which has formal and substantial requirements. In particular, to be… Continue Reading

Belgian UBO register - administration will apply a tolerance policy until 31 December 2019

Posted September 24, 2019

The Belgian Law of 18 September 2017 (the “Law”) implementing the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive of May 2015 (the “4th AML Directive”) has established the Ultimate Beneficial Owners Register (“UBO Register”) in which Belgian companies, non-profit organizations, foundations, trusts and other similar entities have to… Continue Reading

New Ruling of the CJEU on Extraordinary Circumstances under Regulation 261/2004

Posted July 17, 2019

On 26 June 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its ruling in André Moens v Ryanair Ltd (C-159/18), holding that a fuel spill on the runway of an airport which led to the runway’s closure falls within the… Continue Reading

Real estate transactions across Europe

Posted October 4, 2018

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their… Continue Reading

Real estate transactions across Europe

Posted October 4, 2018

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their… Continue Reading

Real estate transactions across Europe

Posted October 4, 2018

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their… Continue Reading

Real estate transactions across Europe

Posted October 4, 2018

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their… Continue Reading

Real estate transactions across Europe

Posted October 4, 2018

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their… Continue Reading

Real estate transactions across Europe

Posted October 4, 2018

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their… Continue Reading

Real estate transactions across Europe

Posted October 4, 2018

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their… Continue Reading

The drittwirkung or the voluntary renunciation of the ‘right of veto’ of the shareholder affected by a statutory reform

Posted April 6, 2018

‘As we said yesterday’ , the General Directorate of Registers and Notaries (‘DGRN’) decided on December 4 on the registration criteria for the registration of drag along clauses and, therefore, on any modification of the Articles of Association that will impact on the rights and… Continue Reading

About the inscription on the Mercantile Registry of the "drag along" clause yet again

Posted February 9, 2018

The freedom of the shareholders to negotiate, derived from the autonomy of the will of the company contract, allows the creation of clauses and rights more or less atypical, in relation to the provisions of the Law on Corporations (hereinafter,”LSC”). One of these clauses is… Continue Reading

Sustainable Development in the Swedish Financial Market

Posted July 31, 2017

In the last couple of years, development of a sustainable society and environment has become increasingly important within the financial market. For example, such development includes avoiding investments in fossil fuels and instead focusing on sustainable alternatives. In 2015 European politics discussed and drew up… Continue Reading

Information Regarding Active and Passive Activity in Swedish Fund Management

Posted July 28, 2017

The fund market consists of both active and passive managed funds (UCITS and AIFs) available for purchase. Simplified, active management involves an individual manager, co-managers, or a team of managers managing the funds by investing the means of the fund in different financial instruments. A… Continue Reading

AML enforcement in Ireland – directors beware and be informed

Posted May 28, 2015

Money laundering first became a criminal offence in Ireland with the enactment of the Criminal Justice Act 1994. Since then a much more comprehensive anti-money laundering (“AML”) regime has been established pursuant to the Criminal Justice (Money and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 and the Criminal… Continue Reading

Amendments to the Insolvency law of Latvia

Posted November 14, 2014

On 15th of October 2014 the parliament of the Republic of Latvia adopted the law “Amendments to the Insolvency law”, which is going to come into force on the 1st of January 2015. In accordance with these amendments, reforms to a natural person’s insolvency process… Continue Reading

Amendments provided for the Labour law of Latvia

Posted November 13, 2014

On 23rd of October 2014 the parliament of the Republic of Latvia supported and adopted the law “Amendments to the Labour law”, which is going to come into force on the 1st of January 2015. Major changes to the Labour law are intended with these… Continue Reading

The newly introduced Construction law of Latvia came into force on the 1st of October 2014

Posted November 10, 2014

The newly adopted Construction law of Republic of Latvia came into force on the 1st of October. This law brings major changes to the field of construction. Henceforth the next (second) phase of construction process, after handing in an appropriate construction intention and a building… Continue Reading

Rule your own company!

Posted October 3, 2014

On 15th March 2014 the new Civil Code of Hungary entered into force and it replaced the former Companies’ Act. The new Civil Code posed great challenges for the legal practitioners with its radical amendments a great amount of which affect the operation of companies.… Continue Reading

Hard times for Hungarian general managers?

Posted September 30, 2014

The new Civil Code of Hungary entered into force on 15th March 2014, replacing the former Civil Code and the Companies’ Act, and among other rules, introduced a new system of liability that affects general managers in Hungary in several ways. Contrary to the unified… Continue Reading

Amendments to the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act

Posted July 17, 2014

The Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) has passed amendments to the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act with effect from 1 July 2014. The reason for the amendments to the Act is Article 7 of Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, which is incorporated into… Continue Reading

Guidelines on complaints-handling by insurance intermediaries.

Posted June 17, 2014

It is the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (FSA) who oversees the insurance intermediaries complaints proceedings. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) announced on 16 May 2014 "Guidelines on complaints handling by insurance intermediaries”. These guidelines have been prepared with the aim to… Continue Reading

Norwegian regulation on management of Alternative Investment Funds

Posted June 6, 2014

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has recently proposed for Parliament a new law on the management of alternative investment funds. The proposal implements the estimated future obligations corresponding to the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/61/EU, referred to as the AIFM Directive ("Alternative Investment Fund… Continue Reading

Certain aspects of the amendment to the VAT law

Posted November 16, 2012

no. 246/2012 (hereinafter “the Act”) passed on 26th July 2012 amended no. 222/2004 as well as certain other laws, such as , The Commercial Code and Tax Administration Law (Tax Order). The primordial aim of the Act is action against ; provisions of the Act… Continue Reading

Russia and Luxembourg have amended their double tax treaty

Posted July 10, 2012

Russia and Luxembourghave amended their double dated on the 28th of June 1993 with the signature of a new protocol signed on the 21st of November 2011. The main elements of the protocol that follow increaseLuxembourg position for holding investments located inRussia and vice versa… Continue Reading

A legal basis for civil and commercial mediation

Posted April 13, 2012

In accordance with the requirements of the European Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and Council of the 21st of May 2008, has adopted on the 24th of February2012 a legislative framework regarding in civil and commercial matters in its New Code of Civil Procedure.… Continue Reading

SPF (Private Wealth Management Companies/ Société de gestion de Patrimoine Familial) conditions regime improved

Posted March 20, 2012

The law of the 18th of February 2012 (the “Law”) modifying the regime applicable to SPFs, as defined by the law of 11th of May 2007, has been voted SPFs are investment vehicles dedicated to private individual investors only who benefit, under certain conditions, from… Continue Reading

Adoption of the drug policy reform in Slovakia

Posted February 16, 2012

On September 13, 2011 Slovak Parliament adopted a new Act on Drugs and Medical Devices (hereinafter „the Law“) which, replaced Act No.140/1998 Coll.  The Law became effective as of 1st December 2011. The adoption of the law was preceded by wide public discussion and quite… Continue Reading

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