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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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Ogier is a market-leading law firm providing banking and finance advice on all areas of banking regulation, transaction documentation, security and the establishment and operation of banking institutions in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg. Banking and finance services: Review and drafting of banking documentation including standard banking documents, […]

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Asia Pacific 150: Who’s who in tomorrow’s world

Welcome to the Asian century, as The Lawyer provides an in-depth guide to this most exciting of legal scene Click here to access all the information your firm needs to develop in the region. Long gone are the days when an international firm could claim to have an Asia practice by simply planting a flag in […]

Recommind launches new information governance suite

Recommind, a leader in unstructured data management, analysis and governance technology, has released the Recommind Information Governance Suite (IGS), the first integrated governance solution built from the ground up to manage and organise overwhelming amounts of unstructured data using powerful, court-approved machine-learning technology. Built on Recommind’s patented CORE® platform, IGS consists of four tightly integrated […]

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Addleshaws to cut costs with process-mapping initiative

Addleshaw Goddard is rolling out a new legal process-mapping initiative across more than 40 of its primary transactions in an attempt to provide cheaper and more efficient services to clients. The new service delivery method, which the firm claims is an industry first, is being led by partner Andrew Chamberlain. Addleshaws’ former employment group head […]

Update: criminal record checks — new filtering rules

On 29 May 2013, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013 came into force. The main impact of this order is that it will relax the rules on disclosure of cautions and convictions. From 29 May 2013, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be removing certain […]

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