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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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Wragge automotive consultant discusses topic of EU membership

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has announced the appointment of business and automotive expert David Bailey as a consultant to the firm’s automotive sector group — one of the law firm’s priority sectors. This month, Bailey discusses the important topic of European Union (EU) membership — a subject that will become even more important as US/EU free-trade […]

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Bird & Bird allies with Turkish firm BTS

Bird & Bird has further expanded its horizons with the announcement of a cooperation agreement with Turkish firm BTS & Partners. The three-partner Istanbul firm focuses on technology and media, and has already worked with Bird & Bird on “a surprisingly large number of things”, according to CEO David Kerr. The agreement is the latest […]

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CoA clarifies ‘misunderstood’ Mitchell ruling by offering third way on costs

Litigators and courts widely misunderstood and misapplied the Mitchell test, the Court of Appeal said today as it sought to clarify the High Court ruling that was intended to help crack down on spiraling litigation costs. The appellate court today delivered judgment for three joined cases that were directly affected by the Mitchell costs case. […]

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Risk: Blame game

The main danger when offering a disaggregated legal service is the quality of work of the third party supplier. But there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the risks In the context of the fragmented delivery of legal services, what does disaggregation mean to you and what do you see as the biggest […]

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Simmons’ alliance partner expands in Saudi

Simmons & Simmons’ alliance firm in Saudi Arabia, Hammad & Al-Mehda, is extending its reach with a new office in the country’s capital Riyadh. Simmons has been working in alliance with Jeddah-based Hammad & Al-Mehdar since May 2011 (5 May 2011). Subject to regulatory approval Hammad & Al-Mehdar’s Riyadh office will open in October. The […]

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