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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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CC wannabes up for corporate scrap

Are things not quite so rosy in the Clifford Chance garden? The news that there are three candidates thinking of standing against the incumbent for the position of London head of corporate is highly significant given the magic circle firm’s current mania for consensus. It is hardly a vote of confidence for David Pearson, the […]

US in-house counsel lose out on bonuses

US-based general counsels have seen their base salaries rise by an average of 8 per cent during 2006, according to the latest survey of corporate legal counsel salaries. Deputy general counsels fared almost as well, seeing their average base salaries rise by 7 per cent during 2006. The change in base salary saw US general […]

Lovells aims for magic circle with new strategy

Lovells has concluded the next stage of its strategic review and released a statement to help reposition itself as a serious contender to magic circle firms. The statement, which was presented at the firm’s annual partner conference in Barcelona on 11 November, is twofold: it wants to be a top-quality international firm handling high-end work […]

Weil to shed clients in private equity reshuffle

Weil Gotshal & Manges is realigning its London private equity practice around a core group of premium clients in the ongoing battle to become the number-one private equity firm in the City. The US firm is looking to reduce the number of clients serviced by the booming London-based group to an as yet unspecified number […]

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