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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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DWS loses group head to Simmons

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has lost its 14th partner of the year with the departure of environment and safety specialist and departmental head Jacqui O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe will leave DWS at the end of the year to join Simmons & Simmons although it is thought she will be put on a period of gardening leave. Associate […]

Deals Comment

Ashurst had reason to celebrate after the Competition Commission cleared the way for National Express Group (NEG) to bid for the Thameslink/Great Northern (TGN) rail franchise.

The big boys get aggressive

At long last, the heavies have finally landed the debt finance partners they’ve been desperate for – and in both instances, they were former lateral movers. In Skadden‘s case, Mark Darley didn’t have too far to go to bag Clive Wells – just upstairs, in fact, to Allen & Overy‘s Canary Wharf office. Skadden is the […]

Simmons extends life of split capital investments

Simmons & Simmons has brought a new level of innovation into the organisation of split capital investment trusts with a new type of reconstruction. The firm advised longstanding client Jupiter on a ‘continuation’ reconstruction of its split capital investment trust Jupiter Dividend & Growth Trust, eschewing the more typical ‘rollover’ type of reorganisation. Split capital […]

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