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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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Joacim ‘Elvis’ Bjork has left the building

There’s nothing we like more than an all-rounder. And so we applaud former Swedish Linklaters lawyer Joacim Bjork for his excellent creative efforts. There’s nothing we like more than an all-rounder. And so we applaud former Swedish Linklaters lawyer Joacim Bjork for his excellent creative efforts. Sending round the customary goodbye email, Bjork – who […]

Bakers’ corporate team sidesteps Linklaters to win Rio Tinto work

Baker & McKenzie‘s London competition team has gifted the firm’s corporate partners their first instruction from Rio Tinto. The FTSE100 company normally uses Linklaters for its corporate work, but Bakers’ corporate team got the nod because of the mining giant’s longstanding relationship with its competition partners. Competition partner Samantha Mobley, who manages the Rio Tinto […]

Bar Council vice-chair wins judge’s salary

Vice-chair of the Bar Council Timothy Dutton QC will be the last in his post to work for free. Dutton’s successor will be paid half the salary of a High Court Judge, which currently stand at £164,430. Dutton said: “I’m glad to be the last voluntary vice-chairman as it’s a change that’s come not too […]

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