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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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Sullivan & Cromwell Name New Chairman

Top US law firm, Sullivan & Cromwell has named financial institutions specialist, H. Rodgin Cohen as its Chairman in waiting. Currently the firm’s Vice Chairman, Cohen succeeds Ricardo Mestres, who must retire under the firm’s rules when he turns 67 next year. Cohen says he anticipates “very little in the way of change of course” […]

Kemp & Co Announce Bumper Turnover Increase

Niche IT firm, Kemp & Co has announced a whopping 68 per cent growth in fee income in its second year of practice. Turnover increased from ?0.8m to ?1.4m at the City based firm, which this week announced the launch of two new practice areas. Sarah Porter was poached from Eversheds at the beginning of […]

Global CC axed for Ashursts

British Midland is axing global giant Clifford Chance for a smaller firm in the belief that it will receive a “better service”. The UK’s second-biggest scheduled airline used Ashurst Morris Crisp for the first time last week when Scandinavian Airlines Systems sold its 20 per cent stake in British Midland (BM) to German airline Lufthansa […]

Should carpetbaggers be stopped?

The Treasury plans to introduce laws making it more difficult for carpetbaggers to force mutual building societies to demutualise. The forum asks if the measures are necessary. Last week the Treasury announced plans to introduce tougher laws to impede the “carpetbaggers” who try to force mutual societies to demutualise. At present a 75 per cent […]

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