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Luxembourg: The SPAC is on the map – investment with a view to acquisition

22 February 2021 by Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach advised the sponsors of Lakestar SPAC 1 SE in its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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Luxembourg: New law on payments to EU ‘black-list’ countries

29 January 2021 by Arendt & Medernach

On 28 January 2021, the Luxembourg parliament approved bill of law N°7547 implementing measures concerning the non-tax-deductibility of interest and royalty payments made to entities located in non-cooperative jurisdictions.

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Luxembourg listed companies: ESEF requirements delayed by one year

27 January 2021 by Arendt & Medernach

Please be informed that the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) has decided to postpone the application of the requirements of the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) to annual financial reports by one year.

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Luxembourg: Arendt appoints three new Partners

26 January 2021 by Arendt & Medernach

Arendt has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of three new partners

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Luxembourg: Anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing – mandatory survey due in March 2021

21 January 2021 by Arendt & Medernach

We would like to remind you that on 15 February 2021, the CSSF will launch its annual online survey on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing for the year 2020 (the “AML/CFT Survey”).

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International sanctions: a dedicated regime for financial sanction in Luxembourg

06 January 2021 by Arendt & Medernach

On December 23, 2020 the Luxembourg Legislator has published the Law of 19 December 2020 implementing financial restrictive measures (“Law of 19 December 2020”). This law repealed the Law of 27 October 2010 enhancing the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing legal framework.

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Luxembourg: Digital services act package

21 December 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

There is new sheriff in the (digital) Wild West1: The European Commission!

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Luxembourg: Credit institutions and investment firms impacted by key CSSF circular

14 December 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

On 7 December 2020, the CSSF published significant updates to CSSF Circular 12/552 on central administration. Internal governance and risk management which will enter into force on 1st January 2021. This circular is a cornerstone of Luxembourg bank regulation and contains key requirements applying to the orgnisation and activities of credit institutions.

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Luxembourg: Regulatory certainty for the investment fund industry in view of the forthcoming end of the transitional period under Brexit

10 December 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

In view of the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU on 1 February 2020 and the forthcoming end of the transitional period on 31 December 2020, the CSSF stated its expectations and rendered some clarifications through a press release published on 7 December 2020.

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Luxembourg: Back to 2020 – Forward to 2021

03 December 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

An overview of the major recent legal and regulatory developments that have taken place under Luxembourg and EU law