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Did you get “geo-blocked” on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year?
Posted on 3 December 2018 in News > IP, IT & Media

According to a European Commission survey the majority of websites do not let consumers buy from another EU country[1]. Traders use various practices restricting online cross-border sales based on nationality, residence or place of establishment. These discriminatory practices can occur both online and off-line and include: denying delivery to customers from other Member States, declining […]

Dans le contexte de sa mission de surveillance et de contrôle des professionnels du secteur non-financier, l’AED a mis en ligne le 16 novembre dernier un guide pratique afin d’accompagner au mieux les agents immobiliers dans la mise en œuvre de leurs obligations professionnelles issues de la loi modifiée du 12 novembre 2004.

The EDA assists you in fulfilling your professional obligations in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism in the context of its mission of monitoring and control of professionals in the Non-financial sector. The EDA launched on 16 November a practical guide to accompany the real estate agents in the implementation of […]

BUSINESS LICENCES: Abolishment of the requirement of professional qualification for real estate activities
Posted on 13 November 2018 in News > Real Estate, Zoning & Environment

Following the law of 18 July (in force since 30 July), it is no longer required to prove a professional qualification (diplomas or effective and lawful professional practice of 3 years) for the exercise of commercial activities not otherwise regulated as well as of real estate activities (i.e. acting as real estate agent, property manager, […]

Suite à la loi du 18 juillet dernier (en vigueur depuis le 30 juillet), il n’est plus nécessaire de justifier d’une qualification professionnelle (diplômes ou pratique professionnelle effective et licite de 3 années) tant pour l’exercice des activités commerciales non autrement réglementées que pour celui des professions d’agent immobilier, administrateur de biens, syndic de copropriétés […]

The law of 10 August 2018[1] has transposed the Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union of 20 January 2016 on insurance distribution (the “IDD Directive”) into Luxembourg law. The law of 7 December 2015 on the insurance sector is amended again. The IDD Directive answers a […]

La loi du 10 août 2018[1] a transposé en droit luxembourgeois la directive (UE) 2016/97 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 20 janvier 2016 sur la distribution d’assurances (ci-après « Directive DDA[2] »). La loi du 7 décembre 2015 sur le secteur des assurances s’en trouve une nouvelle fois modifiée.   La Directive DDA, ainsi transposée, […]

Allongement de la période d’indemnisation de 52 semaines à compter du 1er janvier 2019
Posted on 11 October 2018 in News > Employment, Pensions & Immigration

La loi du 10 août 2018 modifiant le Code du travail et le Code de la sécurité sociale en matière de maintien du contrat de travail et de reprise progressive du travail en cas d’incapacité prolongée, (la « loi du 10 août 2018 »), a été publiée au Mémorial le 21 août 2018[1]. Les principales mesures de […]

GDPR in Luxembourg: The Data Protection Act
Posted on 10 October 2018 in News > IP, IT & Media

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) took direct effect in Luxembourg on 25 May 2018, but since it allows EU Member States latitude in specific areas, Luxembourg passed a new law on 1 August 2018 which repealed the former Luxembourg law on data protection of 2 August 2002: the 1 August 2018 Act concerning the […]

Lighter tax on real estate gains: sell your property no later than December 31, 2018!
Posted on 30 August 2018 in News > Real Estate, Zoning & Environment

The favorable tax climate put in place by the Luxembourg government ends on December 31, 2018. Until that date, capital gains on the sale of built or undeveloped land are only taxed at a quarter of the base tax rate (with a maximum of 10.5%).

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