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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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As the holiday season begins, one group of lawyers has never been busier. Jon Robins meets Stephen Jakobi, the face of Fair Trials Abroad Well I think we can assume it’s an unfair trial if it’s in France,” sighs the director of pressure group Fair Trials Abroad (FTA) Stephen Jakobi. From lorry drivers found with […]

Lawrence Graham follows trend with switch to limited-liability partnership

Lawrence Graham has become the latest firm to plump for limited-liability partnership (LLP) status after undergoing a conversion yesterday (1 August). LLP status will cover all of Lawrence Graham’s operations bar Monaco, which is being run as a separate unlimited-liability business. However, Lawrence Graham finance director Simon Brown explained that although the Monaco-based partners were not […]

Lend Lease rethinks UK legal line-up

Lend Lease has launched a review of its entire UK legal panel in a bid to streamline its legal functions. The Australian property developer has revealed that it is conducting a routine reappraisal of the law firms used by each of its business streams. However, it is understood the group is also using the review […]

Eversheds chosen for coveted Transport for London role

Eversheds has won Transport for London (TfL) the Government agency responsible for the capital’s transport needs as a new client. The firm pitched against a number of firms to win a mandate to advise TfL on commercial, litigation and property work. The appointment follows a tender process instigated by general counsel Fiona Smith who joined […]

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