Christophe Diricks

Christophe Diricks

Brexit: understanding the transition period

On 31 January 2020, following the formal adoption of the withdrawal agreement, the UK officially left the European Union. Now begins the transition period outlined in the Brexit deal, which provides details on how the UK’s exit will unfold. For example, it states that no UK representative can participate in any EU institution, agency or body. It further declar […]

Five reasons to automate tedious (and painful) admin tasks

We live in a fast-paced world where speed and efficiency are considered precious commodities. And the most precious of all? Time. In the realm of tax management and regulation there are countless time-consuming and mundane, yet fundamental, tasks. AI funds, domiciliation companies, trust & corporate services providers as well as big groups with multipl […]

From fiction to reality to necessity: regtech’s world takeover

It was about two years ago that articles about regtech first began hitting newsstands. The financial world had been undergoing huge waves of new laws for about a decade, complex regulations usually accompanied by high penalties for non-compliance. The idea of these regulations was, generally, to make sure supervisory authorities had accurate documentation with w […]

Your guide to living and working in Luxembourg

This article is for anyone not yet living and working in Luxembourg. Perhaps you are thinking of relocating yourself, your company, or your entire family here—and you might have questions ranging from the dreamily open-ended What’s Luxembourg like? to the very practical How long does a commute in Luxembourg City take? We’ve got all that information for […]

What does substance really mean for alternative investments?

Some may be under the impression that substance is a widely known tax concept and that there is not much to say. From a tax point of view, however, substance remains a changing concept, evolving with tax laws, jurisprudence and doctrine. Since the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presented their action plan on base erosion and pro […]