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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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United Company Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has snared BP’s former Russian general counsel to head its legal team. Kirill Alexandrov joins Rusal as managing director for legal affairs from Siberian Coal Energy Company. The hire comes at a crucial time for Rusal’s legal team – it lost key capital markets lawyer Max Goldman […]

Herbert Smith

Having suffered a mass exodus of disputes associates a year earlier – with those leaving claiming that career progression at the firm was unclear – Herbert Smith created the role of counsel. To date, a total of 18 people have taken this route as an alternative to partnership, which offers profit and performance-related bonuses as […]

Let’s be friends

Splits are often said to be “amicable”. For the lawyers at Anderson Kill & Olick, let’s hope it’s especially true in their case. On Tuesday (22 January), we reported that the ever-growing international juggernaut that is Reed Smith was taking 55 lawyers from the 126-lawyer New York firm (see story). And it is. Just not […]

Lovells and Brick Court prepare to defend Terra Firma over Boxclever collapse

Terra Firma is set to become the sole defendant in the case brought by French Bank Ixis over the collapse of television rentals company Boxclever. Ixis had claimed for co-purchase agreement and acquisition losses arising from the collapse of Boxclever. The original claim had been brought against the private equity group, German lender WestLB and […]

Bevan Brittan moves to reverse exodus

Bevan Brittan chief executive Stuart Whitfield has moved to defend the firm’s strategy following an exodus of partners and associates. Beachcroft is the latest to raid Bevan Brittan with a move for a Bristol-based litigation team led by partner Ben Daniels. Since May 2007 at least nine partners have quit the Bristol-headquartered firm, with more […]

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