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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?

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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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Slow start for Integreon as offshoring proves less popular

Legal process outsourcer (LPO) Integreon is making a 26 per cent greater loss than anticipated in its Bristol operation, with firms’ reluctance to send work overseas understood to be impacting on its bottom line. Over the five months from January to May this year the company’s Bristol base is believed to have made a loss […]

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What do you do at weekends? I try to do anything but work. What was your first-ever job? During my years at law school, I home-delivered Loewe’s gifts during Christmas. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? My first-ever trial when I was 23. I never expected a human being could sweat so much […]

Revenues at Bristol firms remain stagnant

Revenues across Bristol-headquartered firms ­flatlined during the 2009-10 financial year as firms looked to rebuild their core practices in the wake of the recession. Osborne Clarke saw turnover fall by 0.4 per cent, from £84m to £83.7m, while Burges Salmon posted a 5.5 per cent drop, from £64.2m to £60.7m. Osborne Clarke managing partner Simon Beswick commented: “All our departments […]

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