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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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New York firm Baer Marks & Upham is being fought over by two larger US players looking for a presence in the city. The 80-lawyer firm is strong in bankruptcy and telecoms work, and is understood to be in merger talks with Philadelphia’s Duane Morris & Heckscher and Boston’s Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and […]

Altheimer partner quits

Altheimer & Gray has lost its first partner in London since founding its UK office in July 1999.

Kingsley Napley gets London real estate work

Kingsley Napley has advised City property developers Alfie Buller and Craig Best on the purchase of a London office block.The firm acted for the developer’s auxiliary Bee Bee Developments and its subsidiary company High Holborn House No 1, which focuses on sites in the capital.The companies bought High Holborn from Prud-ential Assurance Company for £22m […]

Stranger than fiction

Well, here’s a turn-up for the books. Tulkinghorn received a missive this week from HartBrown solicitors (“the largest firm based solely in Surrey”, according to its website) about how its lawyers had been travelling the country handing out presents to unsuspecting folk.Tulkinghorn was a little concerned at such unlawyerlike behaviour and feared that the next […]

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