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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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Lawrence Graham has appointed senior solicitor Richard Williams to its private client department from Cayman Islands firm Maples and Calder Williams is qualified in both UK and Cayman law. He is also qualified as a barrister. Lawrence Graham has also appointed Rooks Rider partner Nick Jacobs and his assistant Nicola Weil to its offshore private […]

A sight for law eyes

Another Tulkinghorn exclusive. Well, not exactly. To be fair, the following astonishing revelation was made by Time Out in its recent feature ‘London’s 100 Best Kept Secrets’.Apparently, one of those best-kept secrets is magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Finally, the world wakes up to the allure of Alan Peck. On closer inspection, however, it […]

Freeserve condemns Olswang over conflict

Internet service provider Freeserve has fallen out with its long-term adviser Olswang, claiming that the firm failed to tell it about a massive client conflict – first revealed on www.thelaw-yer.com on 12 March. Freeserve was using Olswang in its litigation against Customs & Excise over AOL’s exemption from paying UK VAT. Freeserve claims that Olswang […]

Very taxing

As beloved as those technical intricacies and the minutiae of a contract may be to many lawyers, there are few among you who would say: “Tax is sexy, tax is cool.” So what chance a tutor to convince his students of just that?Well, it seems that the College of Law in York has a wizard […]

Law Soc vote for a new era: firms freed to sell equity

The Law Society Council will vote on Thursday on reforms to revolutionise the way in which law firms are funded They would allow law firms to sell off small stakes of equity to outside investors and raise debt much more easily.A full council will vote on the findings of the Regulation Review Working Party, which […]

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