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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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Covington, Fulbright to review Bush’s DoJ

Covington & Burling and Fulbright & Jaworski are among the firms appointed by President-elect Barack Obama to review investigations shelved during the Republican administration. Obama selected Covington partner Eric Holder and Fulbright partner Richard Smith to join his transition team to look into the Department of Justice (DoJ) during George W Bush’s time in office. […]

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Employment: Rights on the money

­The Court of Appeal’s rulings in a series of recent equal pay cases may force the Government and other employers to rewrite their policy documents. The decision of the Court of Appeal in Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and Ors (2008) and Surtees and Ors v Middlesbrough Council (2008) (The Lawyer, 29 July) […]

Safety in numbers

It was Cravath Swaine & Moore that set the bonus trend last year with special awards for associates. This year the firm may well be setting trends again – but for very different reasons. After Skadden boldly matched its 2007 numbers but scrapped the special bonus structure (see story), Cravath has almost halved last year’s […]

Hausfeld to link up with former firm in UK

The London office of Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is in talks to join with breakaway firm Hausfeld in the UK. Hausfeld was spun off from the US class action firm earlier this month, led by former antitrust and international practice group head Michael Hausfeld. He has already poached around 30 partners from Cohen Milstein […]

Nabarro staffing review to hit London, Sheffield

Nabarro staffing review to hit London, Sheffield” />Nabarro has become the latest in a long line of firms to start a redundancy consultation, reviewing a total of 22 jobs across its offices in London and Sheffield. London will be the worst hit, with 10 fee-earners and seven support staff at risk of redundancy, while three […]

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