New member welcomed - DUTA & Associates from Luxembourg

We are all very pleased to welcome our newest member into our network of international lawyers. The new member is DUTA & Associates from Luxembourg. The contact partner at the firm is Mr. Radu DUTA (Managing Partner): radu.duta@barreau.lu Established…

Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

The European Commission has proposed a Regulation that would provide new rules for Online Platforms (OP). The aim is to create a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for smaller businesses and traders when using OP. Ultimately,…

Interested in investing in Spain’s real estate market?

On the 25th of April, AGM Abodagos, the Spanish members of Lawrope joined Boyes Turner to deliver a webinar on the real estate market in Spain, highlighting how the market works, as well as trends and opportunities that exist for investors. The…

Pieter De Crem speaking at FLINN on the Royal Mission to Canada and business opportunities under CETA

Monday 16 of April 2018, FLINN held its first “Let’s Have a Coffee With…event”, hosting the Honourable Peter De Crem, Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade. After a brief introduction by Benoit Simpelaere, Mr. De Crem discussed…

Is Italy’s new definition of Permanent Establishment the right solution to prevent tax avoidance in digital economy?

Italian Budget Law has amended the domestic definition of Permanent Establishment (PE) to prevent artificial avoidance of PE status and make national legislation consistent with OECD’s Final Report on BEPS Action 7 and the Multilateral Convention…

Loss of .EU domains for UK businesses post-Brexit

In a statement issued on 28 March 2018, the European Commission announced that it will cancel all .eu top-level domains held by UK registrants when the United Kingdom exits the European Union. There is a suggestion that these domains could be…

What happens if a witness discusses employment tribunal proceedings when under oath?

In employment tribunal proceedings, witnesses are often told that they are under oath and are not able to discuss the case while they are still in the process of giving evidence. A recent case has demonstrated just how important it is to…

Proposal for a EU Directive on company restructurings

One of the main objectives of the Proposal for a EU Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures (hereinafter, the “Proposal”)…