Stephan Lego-Deiber

Stephan Lego-Deiber


Internally generated GDPR module: to capitalize or not to capitalize?

Did you know that IAS 38 Intangible Assets is almost half a century old? In fact, the first exposure draft dates all the way back to 1977. So, if you think that the first portable computer was only produced in 1981, you can get an idea of just how old it is and how different technology was at that time. In the Digital Era where intangible assets are a company […]
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Proposed amendments to sale-and-leaseback. How ready are you?

In mid-2020, the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) received a question on how to measure a lease liability and right-of-use (ROU) asset on a sale-and-leaseback transaction with fully variable payments. You might be wondering what sparked this question in the first place. Well, IFRS 16 prohibits the inclusion of variable lease payments (except for those […]
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Fair valuation of investment property in uncertain times

It’s no secret that measuring a fair value of investment property has always been a challenging task...and, needless to say, the current pandemic has not made it any easier. The valuation of investment property following the principles of IFRS 13 is usually dependent on several assumptions and unobservable inputs. The current market situation may very likel […]
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What to consider when granting payment holidays under IFRS 9 — impact on ECL

In my previous article, I discussed the accounting considerations when assessing whether or not a substantial modification exists regarding COVID-19 measures taken by lenders, such as payment holidays or moratoria. As promised, in this article I will explore the impact of these measures on the expected credit loss (ECL) model in more detail. As communicate […]
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Granting payment holidays under IFRS 9 — substantial modification or not?

To mitigate the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in recognition of the financial stress that borrowers are facing, lenders have started providing measures to borrowers under their own pre-existing or new programs. These include debt renegotiations or cash flow rescheduling of the interest or principal. Additionally, governments and central […]

Impact of COVID-19 on real estate companies: accounting implications

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns significantly impacted the global economy, with shockwaves still being felt around the world. Some of the most affected organizations are in real estate, with potentially long-term consequences due to their geographical region or asset class. This article will guide you through the main accounting implications fo […]