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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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The rights path

Although the pattern varies in each of the UK’s jurisdictions, human rights is weaving its way into the fabric of the legal systems We are living through times of unprecedented constitutional and legal change. Devolution, the Human Rights Act (HRA), a proposed new UK Supreme Court and an EU Constitution are only part of the new […]

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The former chairman and head of the liquidation committee of the collapsed Brobeck Phleger & Harrison has left white knight Morgan Lewis & Bockius to set up his own law firm. Stephen Snyder, alongside James Miller, also on the Brobeck liquidation committee, is setting up the mini partnership to concentrate on the winding up of […]

On top (at the bottom) of the world

Belated congratulations from Tulkinghorn to the English rugby team for its heroics against the Aussies last week. Several of the UK’s finest decided that being glued to the screen for all 100 nerve-shredding minutes would not be enough. The only thing to do would be to do it properly, get on a jet and go […]

Green outfoxes Ashworth in Ashursts vote

Ashurst Morris Crisp has re-elected senior partner Geoffrey Green for a second term, seeing off competition from the firm’s head of corporate and telecoms, Chris Ashworth. As one of the firm’s highest billers, Ashworth holds enormous political clout at Ashursts and has been instrumental in influencing the firm’s strategic direction. Under Green, the firm has […]

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