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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..

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Revealed: top UK firms make poor showing in female partner stakes

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In possibly the least angst-ridden law firm election of recent times, droll corporate star Will Lawes has been crowned the new senior partner of Freshfields (see story). And it’s a momentous moment for the firm. For Freshfields has struck a blow for global diversity in electing a management team with not one single Brit in […]

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Liz Russell: Nabarro

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Boekel opens Dutch law office in London

Dutch firm Boekel de Nerée has opened an office in London – its first venture outside the Netherlands. The new office, which practices only Dutch law and launched earlier this month, has been mooted by the firm for some time (1 September 2008). Board member and head of M&A Ferdinand Mason will lead the office […]

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