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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?

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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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Remember Libor? It was that name that sounded a bit like the hunchbacked assistant to Dr Frankenstein in many a Hammer Horror film, but was in fact something to do with banks that only about six people understood. In fact it is the London interbank offered rate, and there has been a huge scandal around […]

Eversheds secures contract as primary legal services provider for IATA

Eversheds has secured a contract as the primary legal services provider for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) across Europe, northern Asia and the Asia-Pacific, in addition to the existing contract to deliver legal services in Africa and the Middle East. IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines and works with members and […]

Schoenherr expands EU and competition practice into new Brussels office

Schoenherr is expanding its EU and competition practice with a reinforced and newly staffed office in Brussels. Volker Weiss, a partner in Schoenherr’s competition practice, will head the Belgium office. Volker Weiss has relocated from Vienna to Brussels, where he leads a team of EU and competition law specialists from Schoenherr’s CEE offices. Schoenherr has […]

Public sector — gas and fire safety enforcement FAQs

By Bukola Aremu How do public sector landlords tackle the problem of access in respect of gas safety inspections and fire safety risk in leasehold properties? It a question that continues to be raised by social landlords and although a number of measures have been put in place to assist landlords not enough has been […]

The Financial Report — CSA proposes prospectus amendments; ASIC on use of internet for selling securities; and more

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.5) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector. Contents Discussion and analysis News from the Americas News from Europe Global regulators US Securities and Exchange Commission developments US Commodity Futures Trading Commission developments US banking developments US judicial developments US […]

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