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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..

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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 […]

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Freshfields' Emmerson in shock move to Milbank

In a move that will stun London’s magic circle, leading corporate partner Tim Emmerson is leaving Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Emmerson, who has practised at Freshfields for 11 years, will become Milbank’s first UK-qualified corporate partner in London when he joins the firm in April. The announcement marks […]

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