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Implementation of EU anti-tax avoidance directive

The bill of law to implement the provisions of the EU Directive 2016/1164 on anti-tax avoidance (ATAD) in Luxembourg law was made available on 20 June 2018. Subject to parliamentary approval, Luxembourg will introduce controlled foreign corporation (CFC), interest deduction limitation and anti-hybrid rules. It will also modify its existing general anti-abuse rule..

Portugal: Competition and the right to compensation for damages

Act 23/2018, establishing the legal framework on the right to compensation for damages from infringements of competition law, was published on 5 June 2018. This legislative act transposes into Portuguese law the Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 26 November 2014, which established common rules to all Member States on […]

Pimlico Plumbers: the self-employed v brand debate

By Paula Rome The widely reported decision in Pimlico Plumbers emphasises the risks of retaining control over staff. However, such control can be key to protecting an organisations’ brand and reputation in the marketplace. Where does this leave us? What does control mean?

What do employers need to know about whistleblowing policies?

By Antonia Blackwell In this instalment of our ‘Breaking Down the Handbook’ series, we look at whistleblowing policies, why they are needed, what they should contain and what traps employers need to avoid. What does whistleblowing mean?

I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

By Miranda Nairn There is a common misconception that once in possession of a decree absolute (the final decree dissolving a marriage), your divorce is done and dusted and you and your ex-spouse can walk off into the sunset, in opposite directions, never to see or hear from each other again. In fact, unless you […]

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DLA Piper scoops Jones Day partner for Asia cap markets

DLA Piper has poached Jones Day partner Stephen Peepels to head its US capital markets offering in Asia. The firm’s Asia practice has been further bolstered through the appointment of Simpson Thatcher & Barlett’s Gene Buttrill, who joins the firm’s corporate and securities practice as a partner in Hong Kong. “The addition of these partners […]

Forsters aids Center Parcs with new site

Forsters has advised holiday village operator Center Parcs on its successful appeal to build a new holiday village near Woburn, Bedfordshire. Initially Mid-Bedfordshire District Council refused permission for the village, which is to be built on a site comprising 365 acres of green-belt land. A four-week public inquiry was held in March and the decision […]

Covington’s Marchick moves in-house at Carlyle

US private equity house Carlyle has hired its first dedicated in-house lawyer for regulatory and governmental affairs, taking respected partner David Marchick from Covington & Burling. Marchick will head Carlyle’s regulatory affairs from next month as well as certain operations of the private equity house’s portfolio companies. At Covington Washington DC-based Marchick specialised in trade […]

Bryan Cave scores partner brace to grow London…

Bryan Cave has continued the recent growth spurt in its London office with the hire of two partners, including the head of Pinsent Masons‘ City corporate tax group Mark Cawthron. Cawthron, formerly at Pinsent Curtis Biddle before it merged into what is now Pinsent Masons, led the firm’s corporate tax group for more than 10 […]

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