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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 reasonableness of restrictive covenants

Restrictive covenants continue to provide significant concern, difficulty and delay for developers. In the recent case of 89 Holland Park (Management) Ltd and others v Hicks (Holland Park), the court was asked to consider the enforceability and extent of two restrictive covenants preventing specific activities in respect of development. Holland Park concerned two adjoining plots of […]

Countdown to April 2014

April 2014 will see a raft of new employment legislation hitting the statute books — in preparation for the changes, here is a quick overview of what’s in store. Discrimination questionnaires are to be abolished. This is welcome news as the questionnaires are notoriously laborious, time-consuming and costly to complete. Mandatory ACAS early conciliation (EC) will […]

Ogier BVI acts for Infinity Cross Border Acquisition on merger with Glori Energy

Ogier in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has advised NASDAQ-listed special-purpose acquisition company Infinity Cross Border Acquisition Corporation on the BVI legal aspects of its proposed business combination transaction with Glori Energy, an oil technology company that deploys its proprietary AERO system to significantly increase oil production from mature oil fields. Following completion of the transaction, which values Glori at […]

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Neil Hudgell takes on £1m of PI work

Acquisitive personal injury firm Neil Hudgell Solicitors has bought the personal injury (PI) and clinical negligence practices of two regional firms in separate deals valued at £1m. Hull headquartered Neil Hudgell Solicitors launched a website offering rival professionals a way to sell legal practices and cases in 2011.  The firm has completed 23 deals totalling […]

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