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Virginie LIEBERMANN

Position

Senior Associate
Avocat à la Cour, Member of Luxembourg Bar, 2008

Education
2008 Luxembourg University (Complementary Course in Luxembourg Law)
2006 Strasbourg University, France (Master degree in Banking and Financial Law)
2005 Strasbourg University, France (Master degree in Business Law and European Business Law Certificate)
2004  Stockholm University, Sweden, in partnership with Strasbourg University, France (Bachelor degree)
Languages

Speaks French and English

Associations

She is a member of the Global Advertising Lawyer Alliance (GALA) and an active member of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) in both the employment and IP/IT commissions.

Expertise

Virginie joined MOLITOR in 2007 and she is a Senior Associate with the Business & Commercial practice group. Over the past ten years she has developed her professional activity mainly within the area of IP, IT & Media and Employment law.

 

Virginie provides both litigation and advisory services to clients from a variety of sectors, including retail, automotive, health and financial. Her work includes advice on copyright, information technology, privacy law, trademarks and company names and on regulatory clearance of media and advertising projects. She has extensive experience in distribution networks, restrictive commercial practices, unfair competition practices and business authorisations. Virginie also assists clients with E-commerce as regards the promotion of products and services, commercial communication, promotional games, product labelling and data protection issues.  

 

In addition to her IP, IT & media practice, Virginie also specialises in employment issues including the drafting of contracts and internal policies. She regularly advises employers on, for example, the flexibility of working hours, compensation, remuneration, benefits in kind and personal data issues relating to the monitoring of employees, the transfer of business and the posting of employees in Luxembourg or abroad.

 

 

Related News & Publications

INTERNAL REGULATIONS: AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR THE EMPLOYER

02 October 2017

Means of communication between employers and employees, governance instruments in international groups and internal regulations influence the terms of the internal functioning of an undertaking. While preferred in sizable companies or in Anglo-Saxon structures, their use remains limited in Luxemburgish undertakings. Recent decisions of the European Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of […]

Règlement intérieur: Un outil primordial pour l’employeur

27 September 2017

Moyen de communication entre l’employeur et ses salariés, outil de gouvernance au sein des groupes internationaux, le règlement intérieur permet de préciser les modalités de fonctionnement interne de l’entreprise. Préféré dans les grandes entreprises ou les structures anglo-saxonne, son utilisation demeure limitée par les entreprises luxembourgeoises. Les récentes décisions de la Cour de Justice des […]

After Summer Break Newsletter

07 September 2017

As the harvest is almost over, we are back to business hoping to enjoy a pleasant Indian summer. Luxembourg IP/IT & Media has not been idle during the summer break. Rather, important projects have seen the light of the day. Here are some tips to be well informed and updated on Luxembourg IP/IT & Media […]

UN TOUR D’HORIZON : QUE FAUT-IL RETENIR DE 2016 ET A QUOI S’ATTENDRE EN 2017 ?

08 February 2017

L’année 2016 a vu l’introduction de changements importants en matière de législation du travail au Luxembourg et ces modifications devraient se poursuivre en 2017. L’année 2017 a commencé promptement avec le retour de l’indexation des salaires qui avait disparue depuis octobre 2013. Cette newsletter a pour but de résumer les principaux changements intervenus l’année passée […]

What happened in 2016 / What to expect in 2017?

30 January 2017

2016 was a year full of developments in the IP, IT and Media fields. The beginning of this New Year gives us the opportunity to look back at the key legal developments of 2016 in these areas and to be well prepared for the major projects that await us in 2017.

EMPLOYERS: Be wary of psychological harassment

01 December 2016

The notion of psychological harassment has become a reality in the last few years, rooted in both the employer’s and the employee’s day-to-day lives, along with other similar notions such as stress at work, depression or “burn out”. The psychological implications of these notions may converge, but they are certainly not the same. Employers have […]

New law on parental leave approved by Luxembourg’s Parliament

24 October 2016

On 11 October 2016, Luxembourg’s Parliament (Chambre des députés) approved the draft law n° 6935 on the reform of parental leave (Projet de loi portant réforme du congé parental). This law, which is supposed to enter into force on 1st December 2016, will enable more employees, especially fathers, to take parental leave. It provides more flexible […]

Personal Data: What can you expect?

24 October 2016

Following the recent adoption of the EU data protection reform, companies handling personal data will need to focus on their privacy policies and internal practices to ensure they meet the high new reformed standards. In this context, it is crucial to draw the line between personal data to which data protection rules apply and simple […]

Overview of the newly adopted EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

18 October 2016

After two and a half years of negotiations with the U.S. authorities and the invalidation of the Safe Harbour decision by the European Union Court of Justice, the European Commission adopted, on 12 July 2016, the new legal framework for the transatlantic transfers of personal data, called the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”. Here is an overview […]

European Data Protection Reform: Key Points

12 October 2016

After 4 years of negotiations, the final “Data Protection Package”, which sets out new European rules on privacy in the digital age, was formally adopted by the European Parliament and Council on April 2016. Here are some background and key points of the reform, together with a checklist to help you to comply with these […]

Drones : un business risqué qui a le vent en poupe

29 September 2016

Les drones, ou Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), peuvent être définis comme des aéronefs inhabités pouvant voler de façon autonome ou être contrôlés à distance depuis le sol.

Fair Dismissal after the Use of Internet Account for Private Purposes

25 February 2016

The ECHR had to examine the claim of a Romanian employee who was dismissed for using his professional Yahoo Messenger account, created on his employer’s request, for private purposes. The employee was aware of the monitoring of his Internet account and according to the company’s rules the private use of Internet was forbidden.

Le Jeudi: La clause de non-concurrence: Nouvelles perspectives dans l’arsenal de l’employeur

24 February 2016

Le contrat de travail est l’instrument de base tant pour l’employeur que pour le salarié puisqu’il fixe les conditions de la relation de travail et détermine les droits et obligations respectifs des parties.

MOLITOR Employment News: What to expect in 2016?

20 January 2016

2015 ended on a positive note in terms of unemployment: the number of employment seekers declined by 3.5% over a one-year horizon, fixing the Luxembourg unemployment rate at 6.7%, whereas the European unemployment rate is 10.5%. It also gave rise to major reforms in the employment and pensions fields, most of them entering into force […]

Stock Options: The end of a favourable scheme?

19 January 2016

During the last Holiday Season, the Luxembourg tax Administration (”Administration des Contributions Directes”) took the opportunity to issue a new Circular n°104/2bis of 28 December 2015 relating to the taxation of stock option plans. This new Circular supplements Circular n°104/2 of 20 December 2012 which determines the taxation of stock options plans allocated to employees […]