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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..

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Judge dismisses ACS:Law file-sharing cases

A judge has halted an attempt by copyright firm ACS:Law to secure default judgment against eight individuals accused of illegally file sharing pornographic films. Sitting in the Patents County Court Judge Birss QC ruled that the way the claims were brought meant he was unable to give a default judgment in all eight cases. ACS […]

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The High Court has handed down a 421-page ruling in the Fiona Trust fraud trial, leaving the claimants to decide whether to appeal the tranches that went against them. Claimants Fiona Trust and Holding Corporation and others launched their legal bid after parent company Sovcomflot Group (SCF Group), a Russian shipping business, uncovered irregularities in […]

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