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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?

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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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Hammonds takes on ex-Simmons partner

Hammonds has recruited former Simmons & Simmons partner Mark Norris as head of its London banking practice. Norris spent nine years as a partner at Simmons, including a stint as head of the London banking group, before leaving the firm last year. He also managed the firm’s Frankfurt and ­Dusseldorf offices and set up its […]

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The legal battle between Tullett Prebon and arch rival BGC brokers captivated the City with its hostility and shone a spotlight on the highly competitive labour market that exists for financial institutions. The fight will reach a new level in December, when it is scheduled to come before the Court of Appeal.  The case has […]

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Migrationwatch drops Sally Bercow libel threat

Migrationwatch has dropped its libel complaint against political commentator Sally Bercow less than a week after she instructed lawyers to defend the threatened action. The pressure group threatened action against Bercow over comments she made on Sky News that later appeared in the Daily Express. Migrationwatch chairman Andrew Green instructed lawyers at Milton Keynes based […]

Skadden helps SocGen fight off US subprime class action

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has successfully defended Société Générale (SocGen) in a class action that alleged the bank violated US securities law and misled investors over its exposure to subprime mortgages. The consolidated securities class action was brought against the bank and several executives, including former chairman and chief executive officer Daniel Bouton. […]

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