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Attractive new tax measures: Luxembourg withholding tax on its way out

  • NautaDutilh
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  • Luxembourg
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  • October 3 2008

Last May the Luxembourg Prime Minister announced several measures aimed at increasing the country's competitiveness, i.e. the abolition of capital duty and a progressive reduction of corporate income tax rates

Data protection law updated

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • Luxembourg
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  • November 20 2007

On September 1, 2007, a new law (the “Law”) came into force that amends Luxembourg’s data protection rules to bring them in line with EU Data Protection Directive (9546EC

Commission clears proposed acquisition of Saar Ferngas AG by the ArcelorMittal group

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Germany, Luxembourg
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  • January 3 2008

The Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the German natural gas supplier and gas transportation network operator, Saar Ferngas AG (SFG), by Arcelor Luxembourg S.A. (Arcelor), a subsidiary of the ArcelorMittal group, also based in Luxembourg

Abolition of capital duty in Luxembourg as from 1 January 2009

  • NautaDutilh
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  • Luxembourg
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  • December 22 2008

On 16 December 2008, the Luxembourg parliament adopted long awaited legislation abolishing capital duty

Luxembourg companies and the 2009 tax reform: withholding tax exemption and reduction of corporate income tax rate

  • NautaDutilh
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  • Luxembourg
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  • January 13 2009

On 16 December 2008, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted the Finance Bill introduced last October

C30307 Aberdeen (AG’s Opinion) another withholding tax bites the dust

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • European Union, Finland, Luxembourg
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  • February 3 2009

A Luxemburg company received dividends from a Finnish nonquoted company (Aberdeen) in which it owned all the shares

Entry into force of Luxembourg-Hong Kong double tax treaty

  • NautaDutilh
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  • Hong Kong, Luxembourg
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  • February 5 2009

On 20 January 2009, the treaty between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion entered into force

Luxembourg's green electricity Compensation Fund approved

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Luxembourg
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  • February 17 2009

The European Commission (Commission) has approved, subject to conditions, Luxembourg's Compensation Fund (Fund) arrangements for the organisation of its electricity market

Rare decision by Court of Appeal of Luxembourg: underlining importance of choosing the right appeal court

  • Bird & Bird
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  • Luxembourg
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  • May 16 2008

On 23 May 2007, the Court of Appeal of Luxembourg handed down judgment in an appeal against a decision to refuse the registration of a trade mark by the Benelux Trade Mark Office (now the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (the BOIP

Cross-border relief for utilized losses tax payer loses

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • European Union, Germany, Luxembourg
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  • May 15 2008

A Germany limited partnership sought to repatriate the losses of its Luxembourg P.E. in circumstances where the double tax convention exempted from tax in Germany branch profits and in turn therefore did not give credit for branch losses