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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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The Scottish Lord Advocate Colin Boyd QC has come out in favour of live television broadcasts in Scottish courts He also wants to enter into consultation with Scottish television companies on how best to do it.BBC Scotland in-house lawyer Alistair Bonnington, a member of the Scottish Media Lawyers Society, said the organisation is now expecting […]

Latham grows Valley office with Cooley duo

Palo Alto-based Cooley Godward has lost two partners to Latham & Watkins Contentious intellectual property partner Matthew Lehr and technology partner Anthony Klein have joined Latham’s Silicon Valley office in the litigation and corporate departments respectively.Lehr said: “Latham’s a great firm and I’m looking forward to helping it build one of the leading patent litigation […]

Enron loses top lawyer

Enron Corporation’s general counsel James Derrick Jr is to retire from the company at the beginning of March Derrick, who joined the energy trader in 1991 and became executive vice-president in 1999, will be succeeded by current deputy general counsel Robert Walls Jr. His departure means that he will not see the disgraced company through […]

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In an article in last week’s issue on US firms in London, a picture caption mistakenly stated that Bernd Ratzke is at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. As stated in the text, Ratzke is head of corporate at Baker & McKenzie. In the same feature, it should also have stated that the London office of […]

Cloisters victorious in HRA school wrangle

Cloisters Chambers last week won the first case under the Human Rights Act (HRA) in the High Court relating to school admissions The controversial ruling overturned a previous local authority decision which barred the 11-year-old daughter of a strict Muslim family from a single sex school. Previous challenges to schools admissions under the HRA have […]

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