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TECHNOLOGY LAW

At VANDENBULKE, we know the crucial role that IT plays in well run business management. Our lawyers advise international and publicly quoted IT groups on their regulatory compliance as well as on negotiating and drafting international IT agreements involving Luxembourg-related technology law and intellectual property issues. We also act in various matters relating to e-commerce, privacy law, data protection, e-procurement, R&D agreements, and licensing agreements.

Our tax lawyers assist international companies willing to benefit from the favorable IP tax regime in Luxembourg which provides for an 80% tax exemption of income derived from intellectual property as well as capital gains realised on the disposal of such intellectual property.

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NEUMES

Neumes are the ancestors of our Western and Eastern systems of musical notation, prior to the invention of five-line staff notation. The earliest neumes (from the Greek pneuma, i.e., breath) were inflective marks, in the form of symbols pointing up and down. These indicated the general direction but not necessarily the exact notes or rhythms to be sung. In the Middle Ages, a learning period of up to 10 years was necessary for mastering the huge repertoire of songs covering one full liturgical year. The use of these shorthand mnemonics could be invaluable if the singer knew the tune but did not know how to fit in the words or if his memory slipped a little…