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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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Akin Gump today (Friday 14 November) announced the promotion of 15 of its lawyers to the partnership Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld today (Friday 14 November) announced the promotion of 15 of its lawyers to the partnership, effective 1 January, 2009. The new partners include London-based investment funds lawyer, Robert Griffin. Elsewhere the new […]

Jersey calling

Changes to the UK corporate tax regime have prompted some businesses to set up shop in Jersey. By Mike Jeffrey It has been widely reported in the UK press that a number of UK ­corporates with significant non-UK business interests are considering migrating for tax purposes to ­Ireland or other lower taxation jurisdictions in an […]

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White & Case axes Bangkok office

White & Case is set to close its third office in less than a month as Thailand follows departures from Italy and the German city of Dresden. White & Case is pulling out of Thailand and letting its Bangkok office relaunch itself as a 58-lawyer independent firm. The departure from Thailand follows the closure of […]

Wall Street Woes: Hiring and firing

The credit crunch rollercoaster keeps on chugging along. Yesterday Orrick launched a round of 40 lay-offs, just weeks after taking a large chunk of the now defunct firm Heller Ehrman. &idThe credit crunch rollercoaster keeps on chugging along. Yesterday Orrick launched a round of 40 lay-offs, just weeks after taking a large chunk of the […]

Offshore Special Report

The historic election of Barack Obama as the next US president could create a pivotal moment in how offshore firms operate globally. This Offshore Special Report examines the looming political and economic challenges facing the sector. It is politically popular to hit out at offshore jurisdictions for hoarding tax-avoiding companies and individuals. But jurisdictions combat […]

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