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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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White paper — connected health

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Japanese firms’ outward push continues

A recent uptick in Japanese outbound M&A transactions has fuelled appetite for foreign expansion for the country’s major firms. One of Japan’s ‘big four’ firms, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, is the latest to make its move into Myanmar with a planned office opening in the spring. It is the firm’s latest expansion in the South […]

Cybersecurity and the duty of care: a top 10 checklist for board members

Concerns about information security — including cybersecurity and physical security — are increasingly permeating corporate life. As directors prepare to fulfill their duty of care in an informed way, what issues matter today? This checklist features the top 10 questions boards should ask themselves about their company’s cybersecurity readiness… If you are registered and logged […]

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Law firms challenge uniformity

Freshfields, Norton Rose make it onto Stonewall gay-friendly employers listing It’s not often law firms can claim to be ahead of the curve, but this year’s Stonewall audit sees firms scrambling over each other to be more progressive in terms of diversity. The rankings reveal the UK’s 100 most gay-friendly employers, measuring efforts to tackle […]

Report deems NSA telephone records programme illegal

By Michelle J Anderson and Jim Halpert The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has issued a report concluding that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone call records is illegal and should be ended. The three-person majority found that the NSA’s telephone records programme violates section 215 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; violates […]

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