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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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Wickerson to take on ICS chair

Sir John Wickerson, senior partner at Ormerod Wilkinson Marshall and former Law Society president, has been appointed chair of the board of the Investors’ Compensation Scheme. He joined the board as a director at the beginning of this month and will replace retiring chair Richard Lawson on 1 November, 1996 for a three-year term. The […]

Law centre is criticised over internal disciplinary hearing

Hounslow council has slated its local law centre over its handling of an internal disciplinary hearing in a confidential report seen by The Lawyer. The report, on a disciplinary hearing involving the conduct of housing and family solicitor Yvonne Patterson, said the hearing breached good employment practice guidelines. In a note accompanying the report, the […]

World trade talks

The Centre of International Investment Law Library is organising a programme of 51 conferences from 18 October on a series of World Trade development topics. The world Trade Development conferences will include sessions on project financing, co-financing, syndications, the World Trade Organisation and the settlement of disputes. Information can be obtained from Dr Robert Glah […]

Selection is the key

Your news item on our NI training system (The Lawyer, 3 September, 1996) does not reflect our experience. We have had no difficulty in appointing suitable trainees. Academic candidates sometimes make inadequate solicitors, so our admissions procedure is based on an aptitude test as well. This year we initially intended to appoint three trainees but […]

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