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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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4 Fountain Court and Coleridge plan merger

Birmingham sets 4 Fountain Court and Coleridge Chambers are set to merge, producing greater competition for the enormous St Philips Chambers and 5 Fountain Court. The new set will be called Citadel Chambers and will cover crime, civil and licensing work.The heads of the two chambers, Coleridge’s Simon Brand and 4 Fountain Court’s John Saunders […]

Nabarros handles Redrow offer for Tay

Nabarro Nathanson has carried out a £29.88m cash offer for Tay Homes on behalf of its longstanding corporate client Redrow Homes.In January, Tay Homes will announce its response to the 110 pence per share offer. It is also considering an unsecured loan note alternative.Peter Smart, corporate partner and chairman of Walker Morris, who assisted in […]

Lovells beats City rivals to Coal work

Lovells has beaten off City competition to be reappointed by major property client Coal Pension Properties as the main adviser on its largest UK portfolio. Acting through LaSalle Investment Management, Coal decided to retender the role some six years after appointing Lovells in a competitive process. The portfolio has now grown to £1.5bn.It is understood […]

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