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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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Shepherds London launch targets TMT

Shepherd & Wedderburn is opening a permanent office in London to service its technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) clients. To launch the office it is taking on Stephen Hubner from Stephen Kingsley Associates, a small telecoms firm which is shutting its doors after 13 years.Hubner was with Bird & Bird until three years ago when […]

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With ADR and the CPR reducing claims in the Commercial Court and investment going ahead, Raymond Cox and Patrick Goodall examine the changing role of the court It has been two years since the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) came into effect on 26 April 1999. In March 2001, the Lord Chancellor’s Department published ‘Civil Justice […]

Kirkland merger provides LA bankruptcy capability

Chicago firm Kirkland & Ellis is merging with Los Angeles (LA) boutique Wynne Spiegel Itkin, adding a bankruptcy capability on the West Coast for the first time. Wynne Spiegel gives Kirkland four new partners and ramps up the LA office to 80 lawyers. The new group represents deBTors’ and creditors’ committees in mainly corporate and […]

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