The Luxembourg Government presented its 2016 Budget on October 14 and it contained a number of new tax laws to be introduced for Luxembourg companies across 2015 and 2016.

On 20 April 2015 the council of the European Union agreed to adopt a regulation that would provide for a new kind of fund vehicle for the creation of increased capital for long-term investment in the EU economy.

As part of the Organisation for Economic Development's (OECD) commitment to reduce the scope for tax practices considered unbeneficial to the economic climate in the EU, on 14 October 2012 the Luxembourg Minister of Finance submitted two important bills to parliament containing a number of provisions designed to address the situation of corporate taxpayers in the Grand Duchy.

New guidance has been given by the CSSF to define the key differences between reverse solicitation and marketing in respect of AIFM shares.

There is a perception that in order to be a meaningful investor in art you must be a rock star, an oligarch or some other member of the wealthy elite.  However, although a high level of personal wealth coupled with a discerning eye is an important pre-requisite for the traditional art investor, new funding models are bringing about some significant changes in the previously conservative art investment market.

Juncker Plan gives start-ups access to cheap capital, competitive interest rates, and funding at an earlier stage.

Creatrust is pleased to announce a major update in our communication with clients via Intradomus, the secure portal enabling communications between Creatrust and clients.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) recently  advised the European Commission on a framework for qualifying securitisation. In its report, EBA proposed criteria for qualifying securitisations and a more risk-sensitive regulatory treatment for long-term securitisation instruments as well as for asset-backed-commercial papers.

Raising capital through private placement in Luxembourg brings with it many advantages, particularly as an alternative to initial public offering.

Last month the Luxembourg Stock Exchange provided a boost to businesses and investors by publishing a compendium of laws and regulations as they relate to investment fund set ups and securitisation vehicles in the country.

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