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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Ralph Picken

What subject(s) did you fail at school? None. What was your first job? Porter at the Welsh National School of Medicine. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? u2,857 pa. What would you have done if you hadn’t been a lawyer? Forensic pathologist. What annoys you most about clients? They assume that you […]

Little incentive, even less opportunity

MANY YOUNG lawyers attracted to large City firms by the financial incentives want to maintain their ideological commitments to avoid “selling out”. Aware of this, large firms advertise their pro bono work as part of their recruitment and marketing drives.But, while many young lawyers, like myself arrive at large City law firms as trainees with […]

The pro bono myth laid bare

AS THE Government pursues a successful strategy of attacking solicitors for their supposed greed, the legal profession is steadfastly refusing to reveal what work it does for free.Unearthing individual solicitors who are committed to pro bono is not difficult. But getting the entire profession to provide the hard facts and figures to show how much […]

Simmons corporate partners quit firm after poaching spree

Simmons & Simmons has lost three partners from its corporate department.The departures of Peter Faber, Peter Kennerley and Jeffrey Keey were announced to the firm last Tuesday.Senior corporate partner Peter Faber is leaving to join the London office of US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue.Peter Kennerley is moving to Edinburgh to become corporate lawyer […]

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