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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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Nabarros revamps property practice

Nabarro Nathanson is appointing an international business development partner for the property industry for the first time. Geoffrey Lander will take on the newly-created strategic role when he steps down from his current position as head of commercial property next May. He will remain a senior partner at the firm. The firm currently has no […]

Scuffle of the week

George Carman QC (left) v Neil Hamilton (right). The former Tory minister was well and truly tied in knots by the celebrated libel lawyer representing Mohamed Al Fayed. During Carman’s cross examination, Hamilton was forced to admit that he was never likely to have been a front-bench spokesman, effectively dropping one of his claims for […]

McGrigor Donald elects new chief

Scottish firm McGrigor Donald has elected a new senior partner who will be based in London in a bid to increase the firm’s UK profile. In an unopposed election, McGrigors’ partners voted for London-based corporate partner Robert Glennie. In his new role Glennie will chair McGrigors’ board, which is responsible for policy and strategy. Kirk […]

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