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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?

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Goldsmith Building appoints chambers director

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Company secretary leaves food giant

Associated British Foods (ABF) has lost its second company secretary in just six months. David Wilson, who is also director of legal services at the FTSE 100-listed food giant, joined the company in September last year from Debenhams, where he was general counsel and company secretary. It is unclear what has happened to Wilson since […]

Regional bar dissolutions free tenants

Leading civil set 1 Crown Office Row is taking on three tenants courtesy of the regional bar’s first two dissolutions. The London-based chambers’ Brighton annexe is taking on two tenants from Sussex Chambers – its head Paul Ashwell and Darren Howe. The set is disbanding after the loss of four tenants to Cardinal Chambers which […]

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