PwC Legal breakfast conferences

Wake up on the smarter side!

Pratical details

Welcome: from 08.00 a.m.
Conference: from 08.30 a.m. to 09.30 a.m.

Fee: free

Location: PwC Legal - Crystal Park
2, rue Gerhard Mercator - L-2182 Luxembourg

Upcoming breakfast conferences

17 December 2019 - An introduction to shareholders' agreements

Synopsis: What is a shareholders' agreement? Why entering into such an agreement? How does such an agreement articulate itself with the articles of association and, as applicable, the other internal regulations of the company? What are the main provisions which may be (or may not be) inserted into a shareholders' agreement? To which extent are these provisions enforceable? These are the main questions that shall be examined during the PwC Legal Breakfast to be held on 17 December 2019, which shall be the first opus of a new serie of PwC Breakfast dedicated to shareholders' agreement under Luxembourg law.
Speaker: Jean-Philippe Smeets
Language: English

21 January 2020 - Rappel des règles applicables en matière d’assistance financière

Synopsis: Lors de ce petit déjeuner PwC Legal, les orateurs feront le point sur les règles applicables en matière d'assistance financière dans les principales formes de sociétés commerciales de droit luxembourgeois. Ils décriront les principales opérations qui sont généralement considérées comme étant constitutives d'assistance financière, ainsi que celles qui ne le sont généralement pas. Ils décriront ensuite les conditions auxquelles les principales formes de sociétés commerciales luxembourgeoises peuvent - depuis la réforme de la loi sur les sociétés commerciales du 10 août 2016 - procéder à certaines opérations d'assistance financière.
Speaker: Jean-Philipe Smeets & Agathe Le Callonnec
Language:  FR

28 January 2020 - Common law and equitable terms and concepts; a brief explanation from a Luxembourg aspect

Synopsis: The purpose of the presentation is to highlight and explain some common law and equitable terms and concepts for Luxembourg practitioners and services providers, which may often arise in agreements and legal opinions prepared by foreign counsel in common law jurisdictions.
Speaker: Jonathan Collins & Ailbhe Kilcullen
Language: EN

4 February 2020 - DAC 6 & legal privilege

Synopsis: Reminder about what DAC 6 is about, any updates and considering how DAC 6 needs to be combined with legal privilege and whether legal privilege represents an advantage for clients
Speaker: Antoine-Michel Rodriguez avec la participation de PwC SC
Language: EN

11 February 2020 - Managing recruitment and hiring process: employment law and data protection considerations

Synopsis: Recruitment and hiring processes require compliance with a series of legal obligations. On top of employment law considerations (ranging from non-discrimination to pre-contractual  issues), organizations now also have to comply with new data protection obligations that require them to manage the lifecycle of candidates and newly hired individuals' data in a different way and to implement new procedures. The aim of this breakfast-conference is to guide you through the legal framework applicable to recruitment and hiring and give you practical tips to be well-prepared.
Speaker: Marielle Stévenot & Audrey Rustichelli
Language: EN

25 February 2020 - Liability of managers & directors

Synopsis: Overview of the liability of managers & directors of SA/SARL: general principles, civil and criminal aspects
Speaker: Soledad Pascual & Edouard Bubenicek
Language: EN

3 March 2020 - Le licenciement pour non-performance

Synopsis: Alors que les tribunaux du travail ont tendance à être plus stricts dans leur évaluation des « raisons réelles et sérieuses » qui sous-tendent les licenciements, le non-respect des objectifs dans le cadre d’un licenciement fondé sur la performance n'est plus nécessairement suffisant pour justifier un tel licenciement. Au cours de ce petit-déjeuner, nous ferons un point des derniers développements jurisprudentiels et nous fournirons des conseils pratiques afin de gérer le manque de performance d’un salarié et être bien préparé pour limiter les risques d’un licenciement abusif.
Speaker: Cindy Arces & Jean-Michel Rosa
Language: FR

10 March 2020 - Fund Structuring 101: Regulatory and Tax Aspects

Synopsis: Regulatory and Tax Aspects: During that breakfast, we will walk you through the fundamentals of the Luxembourg investment funds toolbox, presenting the various regulatory regimes applicable, the service providers that are generally involved and the general tax regimes applicable to Luxembourg investment funds.
Speaker: Mathieu Scodellaro & Antoine-Michel Rodriguez
Language: EN

17 March 2020 - Discrimination at the workplace

Synopsis:

A general framework preventing discrimination in all aspects of the employment relationship has been enacted in Luxembourg 15 years ago. The principles are clear and well-known, but their practical implementation in the context of daily HR practices and policies is not always considered and raises numerous questions of interpretation:

  • How to assess "equal pay for equal work" between men and women?
  • Is it admissible to prorate annual bonus for employees who have been on maternity leave?Does the prohibition of religious signs at the workplace constitute discrimination?
  • At which point making an elderly employee redundant may be construed as a discrimination based on age?

These are some of the questions that we will discuss in the course of the conference, highlighting notably relevant court decisions and practical examples. We will also outline the legal exposure for both the company and the individuals in the event of discriminatory HR practices and the course of action in the event of a discrimination claim.

Speaker: Marielle Stévenot & Raphaël Dionis
Language: EN

31 March 2020 - Practical comparison of the simplified dissolution and standard liquidation

Synopsis:

The Luxembourg law provides for two different different options to liquidate a commercial company. On one side the standard three steps procedure and on the other side the dissolution without liquidation, also called "simplified dissolution".
These two procedures have some common points and also many differences from a legal perspective but also from a practical perspective.
During our presentation, we will briefly remind you the legal steps of the two procedures but we will mainly focus on the following practical aspects:

  • roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders
  • time management
  • compliance aspects
  • points of attention
  • pros and cons

This will help you to have a better understanding of the two procedures and to see which option is more suitable for your cases.

Speaker: Maxime Gillot, Quentin Ramaget avec la participation de François Guyot de PwC SC
Language: EN
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