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Luxembourg: Arendt acquires digitalisation and robotisation specialist Mobilu

25 November 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

With a view to accelerating its digitalisation strategy, Arendt recently acquired a majority shareholding in Mobilu, a Luxembourg company specialising in operational processes, digitalisation and robotised automation.

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Luxembourg Competition Council imposes highest ever fine for resale price maintenance agreements

25 November 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

Luxembourg Competition Council imposes highest ever fine on Bahlsen and supermarket chains Cactus, Auchan and Delhaize for resale price maintenance agreements

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Foreign direct investment EU screening fully operational as of 11 October 2020

15 October 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

As of October 11, 2020, the EU framework on the screening of foreign direct investment (the “FDI Regulation”) has become fully operational.

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Luxembourg: Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) phase 3 to start

08 October 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse, also known as the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation(SFTR), was adopted by the European legislator on 25 November 2015 and applies as from January 2016 to securities financing transactions (SFTS) as well as to total return swaps.

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Luxembourg: Companies still permitted to hold meetings without physical attendance until 31 December 2020

24 September 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

Luxembourg: Companies still permitted to hold meetings without physical attendance until 31 December 2020

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Modernisation of Luxembourg arbitration law

17 September 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

On 4 September 2020, the Luxembourg Council of Government enacted bill no. 7671/00 to redefine the procedural framework applicable to arbitration.

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New AML-CTF CSSF Regulation and Grand-Ducal Regulation

17 September 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

Regulations amending CSSF Regulation N°12-02 and Grand Ducal Regulation of 1 February on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, which impact all professionals subject to professional obligations and regulated, registered or supervised by the CSSF, have been published on 20 and 21 August 2020.

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New regulation published by the Commissariat aux Assurances on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing

17 September 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

The Commissariat aux Assurances (the “CAA”) has just published a new regulation relating to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (“AML/CTF”): Regulation No. 20/03 of 30 July 2020 (the “New Regulation”).

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Luxembourg: UCITS can no longer invest in loans

13 August 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

The CSSF, Luxembourg’s supervisory authority for the financial sector, has announced that Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS may no longer invest in loans. This decision has extended a new administrative practice to the public that the CSSF had been implementing in recent months with respect to investment in loans by UCITS.

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Issuance of dematerialised securities using blockchain technology – New draft legislation published

30 July 2020 by Arendt & Medernach

On 27 July 2020, the government has introduced a draft bill n°7637 in Parliament (the “Draft Bill”), which – if adopted – will modernise the law of 6 April 2013 on dematerialised securities, as amended (the “2013 Law”), in order to facilitate the use of distributed ledger technology when issuing dematerialised securities.