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Summer is here – principles of student work

4 July 2018

The summer holidays have started and both students and employers might still be looking for either a summer job or a student to temporarily join their team during the coming months. We would therefore like to reiterate the regulations and points of attention related to employing students. Definition of “student” In order to be considered

Revision of the Posting Directive approved

25 June 2018

Following the positive vote by the European Parliament in May, the Council of the EU has now approved the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive 96/71/EC (“Posting Directive”) as well. The most significant changes included in this revision are the introduction of the concept of a “long-term posting” for postings exceeding 12 months (with

Update on pending changes to the German RETT regime for share deals

25 June 2018

The heated debate on the tightening of the German RETT Act to expand the scope of this tax to include sales of less than 95% of the company’s share capital continued with a meeting of the Finance Ministers of the Federal States on 21 June 2018. Although no formal draft document is available yet, changes

EU Commission finds that Luxembourg gave State aid to GDF Suez (now Engie)

22 June 2018

On 20 June 2018 the European Commission (“EC”) issued a press release concerning its final decision in the State aid investigation into tax rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax authorities to GDF Suez group (now Engie) (“the Group”) in relation to the treatment of certain financing transactions. The EC considered that the Group received an