Member News

Tradewind Announces $2.5 Million Credit Facility for Sustainable Homewares Company based in China and the USA

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Tradewind has closed a $2.5 million trade finance facility for a company based in China and the USA that sells sustainable, ecologically sourced and manufactured homewares. The company exports to major retailers in the US including Amazon, Target, Kroger, and the Container Store as well as to distributors in key international markets globally. It is […]

Vulcan News – Insights on Brexit and the latest EU Developments – 8 July – 12 July 2019

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Vulcan Insight – Analysis of the latest EU Developments – 8 July – 12 July 2019 Key Events This Week Von der Leyen charm offensive begins in earnest European Commission President nominee Ursula von der Leyen continued her charm offensive in Brussels this week. The German nominee must impress the European Parliament Political Groups to make her […]

Dutch implementation of the EU Directive on Tax Dispute Resolution

Friday, July 12th, 2019

On 9 July 2019, the Senate approved the bill on tax arbitration which implements the EU Directive on tax dispute resolution mechanisms in the European Union (“EU Directive on Tax Dispute Resolution”) into Dutch national legislation. The bill will be published in the Dutch Gazette as soon as possible, after which the law will take […]

Tradewind Renews Partnership with Leading Denim Organization

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Tradewind is pleased to renew its partnership with Denim City, an Amsterdam-based innovation center that advocates for sustainability and unity in the denim industry. The organization, composed of several subdivisions and driven by a mission to raise awareness of cleaner, smarter denim practices, boasts a workshop for sample making, an R&D lab for testing, an […]

Shareholders rights: new developments

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Increased shareholder rights equals additional obligations for asset managers and intermediaries. On 10 July 2019, the Luxembourg parliament adopted the final text of the bill of law (the “New Law”) implementing into Luxembourg domestic law the provisions of Directive (EU) 2017/828 amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement (the “SRD II”) […]

Taking security over assets in Europe: Some practical considerations

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

With corporations having increasingly extensive global footprints, a US-based investor, bank or alternative lender looking to reduce or manage risk by taking security over a company’s assets located outside of the US may find themselves unexpectedly navigating different legal systems and processes. In this article we look at some of the practical considerations and formalities […]

After Three-Year Wait, Court Allows First Amendment Challenge to Copyright Law to Proceed

Monday, July 8th, 2019

On July 21, 2016, WSGR partnered with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a leading digital rights nonprofit, to file a lawsuit pro bono challenging the constitutionality of the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): Green v. DOJ.1 Nearly three years later, on June 27, 2019, the District Court for the District of […]

Tax Alert Legislative proposal on Dutch implementation of ATAD 2 (anti-hybrid rules)

Monday, July 8th, 2019

On 2 July 2019, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance has published a legislative proposal to implement the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive 2 (“ATAD 2”) into Dutch domestic legislation (the “Bill”). ATAD 2 provides for minimum standards to neutralize hybrid mismatches and was adopted on 29 May 2017 (see also our Tax Alert of 1 March […]

The technology imperative: Shifting to disruption speed

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Is the Corporate Services industry ready for digital disruption? Our latest Vistra 2020 study suggests not. In Vistra’s research, almost eight in 10 (78%) respondents indicated that disruption would be a largely positive development for their business, while one in three thought it would only have a minimal impact on the industry. When we asked […]

The Luxembourg UBO Register: the end of the transition period is fast approaching

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The Luxembourg UBO Register: the end of the transition period is fast approaching (31 August 2019) Compliments of NautaDutilh – a Member of the EACCNY Monday 8 July 2019 In the firms newsletter from 24 January 2019, we informed you of the Act of 13 January 2019 establishing a Luxembourg register of ultimate beneficial owners (“UBO […]