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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..

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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 […]

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The London office of Landwell, the law firm linked to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has lost two of its financial services partners. Martin Cornish and Simon Firth have both left the practice, leaving the financial services group with just one partner, Laura Cox. Both Cornish and Firth were partners in niche financial services firm MW Cornish & […]

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