[ARBITRATION] Soft law in international arbitration: the Prague Rules one year after their entry into force – a true alternative to the IBA Rules?

International arbitration proceedings, by definition, allow parties to settle their disputes worldwide. In particular, they allow parties from different jurisdictions and with different legal backgrounds to do so. With a constantly growing number of international arbitration matters over the last decades, cases in which parties with a common law background faced parties with a civil…

[ENERGY] France accelerates its energy transition on commercial and industrial buildings

In a quick succession, two recently adopted legislations will boost the transition towards more environmentally friendly C&I buildings. A brief insight.   I. New standards for energy efficiency in “tertiary” buildings   As for buildings in the “tertiary” sector (which includes hotels, shopping centres, office buildings), the Decree of July 23, 2019 “regarding the duties…

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STEP BENELUX CONFERENCE – Confronting today’s challenges for private wealth, Luxembourg, 10 – 11 October 2019

Programme Focus: • Could the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) be the nucleus for a second structure in Europe? • Technology, digital tax and intellectual property (IP): de-risking jurisdictions • Common Reporting Standard (CRS), DAC6, regulatory update • Foundations: an asset protection tool for Luxembourg? • Cross-border succession issues in Europe and elsewhere • Beneficial…