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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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Jones Day takes on Orrick’s former Asia chief

Orrick’s former Asia managing partner and China office leader Michelle Taylor has joined Jones Day’s Hong Kong office. Taylor, formerly with Orrick’s Hong Kong office, focuses her practice on structured finance, real estate finance, debt capital markets and general banking and securitisation. She has 20 years of experience in these fields and has led some […]

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Shakespeares revenue shoots up after Harvey Ingram merger

Shakespeares has posted revenue of £39.6m for the financial year 2012/13, up 34 per cent from £29.6m in 2011/12 following its latest merger in September. The unaudited figures place net profit for the year at £11m and profit per equity partner (PEP) at £220,000, up 13.4 per cent on last year’s £194,000. In September, Shakespeares […]

Baker & McKenzie makes up 71 in global promos as City gains one

Baker & McKenzie has made up 71 partners across its global network, eight more than last year, bringing its total to 1,450 partners worldwide. The promotions, which take effect today (1 July), are spread across six continents – 19in Asia Pacific, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, nine in Latin America, and 18 in North […]

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City support staff hit as Edwards Wildman makes firmwide cuts

Edwards Wildman Palmer has cut eight support roles from its London office following a firmwide review of costs that has so far seen 35 support jobs go.  The redundancy consultation, ongoing at the time of writing, was kicked off in May and has so far only impacted support roles. An insider at the firm stressed […]

Addleshaws’ opposing move

Addleshaw Goddard’s savvy move in snapping up Skadden Arps litigatorKambiz Larizadeh – who appeared on the other side in the mammoth Berezovsky v Abramovich case – is an apt reminder that legal innovation is not be the sole preserve of volume private client businesses. While City litigators are in a better position than most in […]

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