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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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Collyer Bristow hires family law practitioner Sue Breen

London-based law firm Collyer Bristow has announced that it has recruited experienced family law practitioner Sue Breen from Hodge, Jones & Allen. Breen is a member of the association of lawyers for children and specialises in handling complex family cases including adoption, surrogacy, special guardianship, leave to remove and issues arising from same-sex relationships. She […]

Ashurst Brussels partner finds new roost at Bird & Bird

Brussels is often seen as the centre of Europe, home to the EU parliament and much of the EU bureaucratic structure and operations. Most international firms have a Brussels office of some sort, creating ample opportunity for recruitment. The latest firm to pick up a new Brussels partner is Bird & Bird, which has turned […]

The euro and currency unions

This paper reviews the role of the euro in the context of the formation and break-up of currency unions. Allen & Overy considers the impact not just in relation to sovereign states but also corporations and banks. The paper deals with various questions raised by market participants about what would happen if the euro broke […]

Hill Dickinson to pilot centralised billing

Hill Dickinson has become the latest firm to moot plans to create a new centralised billing system in order to reduce lock-up and increase efficiency. The defining feature of the new system is likely to be a move away from lawyer-led billing to a dedicated centralised billing team taking responsibility for generating bills. The firm […]

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