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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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In brief: Richards Butler poaches finance partner

Richards Butler has poached corporate finance and insolvency partner Adrian Harris from Davies Arnold Cooper. Richards Butler chief executive Chris Schulten said his firm saw the “dual nature” of Harris’ expertise in corporate finance and insolvency as attractive, “particularly in view of the number of non-formal insolvency workouts which the firm is handling”. He added: […]

LCD throws rights of audience into doubt

Local government solicitors were plunged into confusion after the long-awaited decision on rights of audience for employed solicitors appeared to throw into doubt their existing rights to appear as advocates in child care proceedings. The press release issued by the Lord Chancellor’s Department announcing the decision to partially lift the restriction on higher court audience […]

Corporate partner quits Addleshaws for Turners

Leading corporate partner Glenda Turner has left newly merged Manchester and Leeds firm Addleshaw Booth & Co to join Manchester firm Turner Parkinson as the fifth partner. She said: “The timing was right. Addleshaws was growing very big, which means no matter how hard the firm tries, people do not always feel informed about what […]

Take a look around, what's going on?

UK firms are going to have to get much smarter. We cannot continue to pretend that the laws of modern business success do not apply to us. That means looking at what practices at and professional service providers home and abroad do to grow and develop new business. We need some sort of bench-marking to […]

In brief: Baker & McKenzie appoints marketeer

Baker & McKenzie’s London office has appointed its first dedicated marketing person. Corinna Christophorou, formerly marketing director of Fladgate Fielder, becomes director of business development at B&M. The US multinational firm previously employed Anne-Marie Stebbings, now at Simmons & Simmons, who carried out marketing along with other duties.

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