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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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Firms wrestle with HMRC salaried partner proposals before April deadline HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) new salaried partner tax proposals have kicked off a raft of tax reviews and consultations at firms as partners attempt to make sense of the legislation before the 6 April deadline. The proposals leave firms potentially facing a significantly higher […]

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K&L Gates adds team of six in Tokyo

K&L Gates has hired two partners and four associates from two Japanese firms in Tokyo. Commercial dispute partner Takahiro Hoshino has joined K&L Gates from Hoshino & Partners, a firm he founded 18 years ago. He was also the firm’s managing partner prior to the move. Four associates have joined him in the move and […]

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Macfarlanes and LG score roles on QPR’s new stadium bid

Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has turned to Macfarlanes and Lawrence Graham (LG) to advise the football club on its plans to develop a new 40,000-seat stadium in Old Oak. The new stadium, which would replace its current 18,000-capacity Loftus Road ground, would be a central tenet of a wider regeneration of the Old Oak area […]

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French partners team up for boutique launch

A new corporate boutique has been created through the merger of teams from two existing small Paris firms, led by six partners with experience of international practices including Clifford Chance. Dethomas Peltier Kopf Juvigny (DPKJ) has been formed through the merger of Dethomas Kopf, a boutique founded just last year, with a team from established […]

ECJ endorses insured’s freedom of choice

Back in 2011, Walker Morris reported on the High Court cases of Brown-Quinn v Equity and Pine v DAS, which recognised the right of a holder of before-the-event legal expenses insurance to choose its own legal adviser, in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations 1990. The European Court of […]

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