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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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Bryan Cave picks up Dentons partner in London

Bryan Cave has hired Dentons partner Dan Larkin as a transactional partner in London. Larkin was the head of legacy firm Salans’ Europe global hospitality and leisure group and had been a partner there since 2011, having joined from Squire Sanders & Dempsey (11 January 2011). The hire follows Bryan Cave’s hire of Dentons’ Paris-based litigation […]

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Bindmans and Matrix secure partial injunction for David Miranda

Bindmans and Matrix Chambers have secured a partial injunction limiting the examination of documents seized from a Guardian journalist’s partner held at Heathrow Airport under anti-terror laws. David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held for nine hours under the Terrorism Act on Sunday. Officials seized electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, […]

When does custom and practice create a legal entitlement to employment benefits?

By Katy Meves Employees sometimes argue that what the employer considered a discretionary benefit has become a binding term of their employment contract through custom and practice. Common scenarios where disputes of this nature may arise are those where the benefit in question is particularly valuable to the employee, such as an enhanced redundancy payment […]

Walker Morris defends Court of Appeal case on collective enfranchisement

Walker Morris insolvency lawyers have successfully defended a major Court of Appeal case for its clients, the joint administrators of Vowden Investments, which determines the way real estate is valued on collective enfranchisement. The case involved the administration of Vowden Investments, a London-based property developer, and provided clarification on the interpretation of a complex area […]

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