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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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In brief: Justice 2000 campaign meeting

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers is holding a public meeting to discuss the development of public law as part of its Justice 2000 campaign. The meeting, ‘How should the Left use public law?’, being held at the London School of Economics on 28 February, includes speakers Lee Bridges of the University of Warwick, and […]

First step on the trainee ladder

Competition for the elusive training contract has never been tougher. The extent to which the student and would-be solicitor must strive to stand out above the deluge of other candidates for any law-related job is a testament to the professions enduring attractions. While this may have been facilitated by the Law Society’s progressive initiatives, there […]

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There is no question that criminal activity is increasing on a global scale. And it is equally clear that law enforcement agencies are incapable of stemming the tide or coping with existing levels of crime. The manpower in the private security sector outnumbers government agencies by at least two to one and without its help […]

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