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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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Herbert Smith defies exodus from Russia

Herbert Smith will open its Moscow office in June, as first revealed in The Lawyer (15 February). The two-partner, six-lawyer office will be headed by energy partner Alan Jowett, head of the central and east European group. The office will focus on energy and natural resources at first. The Lawyer understands the initial reason for […]

In brief: Rowe & Maw

Rowe & Maw has appointed four new partners: Rachel Brown who handles partnership and insolvency law; Andrew Briggs in litigation and dispute resolution; and David Chadwick and Keith Lyon, who deal with insurance, at the Lloyd’s office. These follow the appointment of Anna Forge from Berwin Leighton and brings the total number of partners to […]

Partners on the move

Masons has announced the following promotions to partner status: Andrew Ray, Alastair Crellin, Angela Cha, Jo Eames, Howard Crossman and Winnie Lai. Edwin Coe has appointed four new partners. David Kinch, formerly of Browne Jacobson, and Anthony Murray, who is qualified in both England and Scotland, join the corporate and commercial group. Stephen Brower has […]

Lovells wins tax battle for British Steel

Lovell White Durrant, acting on behalf of British Steel, has notched up a u40m victory against the tax man. After a protracted legal battle dating back to the early 1990s the Appeal Court has ruled that Customs & Excise must pay back to British Steel u25m taken in oil excise duty. The Lovells team thinks […]

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