[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…

[LABOUR LAW] Compensation for dismissal without real and serious grounds: the tumultuous saga of the “Macron scale”

By order n° 2017-1387 of 22 September 2017, the government established a scale to evaluate the compensation that a company must pay to an employee if his/her dismissal is declared to be without real and serious grounds. By virtue of this said “Macron” scale, the amount of compensation granted by judges must obligatorily fall between…

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Taxation of the digital economy : bitcoin, blockchain and GAFA tax

ITSG International Conference, Dubai, 2019 This bi-annual conference brings together the most experienced international tax specialists on current topics. During this conference, Christophe Jolk, Gary Ashford and Javier Canosa exchanged their views on the evolution of the taxation of the digital economy (bitcoin, blockchain and GAFA tax). Find the points discussed by Christophe Jolk during…

[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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Refinancing of real estate debt – Raiffeisen Bank International AG

BMH AVOCATS, Christophe Gronen advises Raiffeisen Bank International AG concerning a debt refinancing related to the reorganisation and financing of two hotels operated by Warimpex and UBM. Christophe Gronen, provides support to construction companies as well as property owners and investors in real estate transactions for more than 15 years, from the project development stage…

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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…

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New “tertiary” decree

New “tertiary” decree: get ready for the new text by familiarizing yourselves with it In the context of the entry into force of the new decree on the reduction of energy consumption in tertiary buildings (October 1st 2019), Sébastien Canton, Partner, Attorney-at-Law specialized in energy and renewable energy law, answers ADVIZEO’s questions. This interview takes…