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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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And Who's Who in Fraud?

Tenacious and often media targets, top fraud lawyers command respect from all sides, discovers Grania Langdon-Down Fraud lawyers need to be tenacious, prepared to stay the distance in a long campaign, and courageous in defending clients who are often portrayed by the press as public enemy number one. So say two specialists in white collar […]

Barrister faces ethics complaint

John Malpas reports A JOURNALIST who conducted his own defence against a libel action has accused the barrister and solicitors who acted for the plaintiffs of unethical conduct. Peter Cotterell has filed formal complaints to both the Bar Council and the Solicitors Complaints Bureau after the action against him was discontinued shortly before it was […]

In brief: Morale is low in magistrates' courts

Government inspectors have highlighted poor staff morale in an official report on a county magistrates’ court network. HM Magistrates’ Courts Service Inspectorate published the report after visiting the courts’ committee in Cheshire. It said the courts “run the risk of losing good staff” and made a number of recommendations to improve the service.

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