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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..

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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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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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English briefs join jet set as chambers go global

“Having a permanent base abroad with a ­permanent barrister situated there is really the key to success internationally. If you don’t have that then you don’t have any credibility,” states Nicholas Luckman, senior practice manager at XXIV Old Buildings. XXIV Old Buildings has had an outpost in Geneva for more than nine years and Luckman […]

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Focus: Vivian Robinson QC, SFO, Serious issues

With its very existence hanging in the balance, the SFO is demanding the powers necessary for it to do its job so that it can then be taken seriously The SFO, like many government agencies, is facing an uncertain future under a hung parliament. The agency has seen its budget cut by more than 10 […]

Travers welcomes four new partners in promos round

Travers Smith has promoted four lawyers to its partnership for the third year running. After being overlooked last year, the corporate practice will be boosted by the addition of one new partner – Chris Gower – with one each also made up in the firm’s employment, litigation and tax groups. Litigation partner Caroline Edwards is […]

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