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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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EAT still playing catch-up despite new judges

The Department of Trade and Industry's decision to appoint six additional part-time judges to the Employ-ment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will not overcome the court's problems of delay and backlog, say employment experts

The right chemistry

Johnson Matthey’s head of legal Simon Farrant has the right formula of in-house and external lawyers to keep the chemicals company healthy for another century. Steve Hoare reports Johnson Matthey has just completed its largest acquisition, the £260m purchase of Synetix, ICI’s catalyst business. It was M&A that brought head of legal Simon Farrant to […]

CC picks three regional chiefs as votes continue

Three Clifford Chance partners have been elected unopposed as regional managing partners, as the firm continues its series of leadership votes. Peter Charlton has been re-elected as regional managing partner for London and Dubai for an initial term of three years beginning in January. Jim Baird has been re-elected as regional managing partner for Asia. […]

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