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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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Herbert Smith rejigs management

Herbert Smith is carrying out a radical review of its management structure, which could see the senior partner role split into two. The review coincides with the forthcoming management elections and the firm is considering the creation of a permanent managing partner who will share the responsibilities of the senior partner. Herbert Smith scrapped the […]

14 Tooks Court to dispense with expensive Holborn HQ

Michael Mansfield QC’s criminal chambers is set to relocate to new premises in Clerkenwell due to concerns over high property rates around Holborn, for centuries the heartland of all London barristers. The move reflects growing concern at the bar over the increasing cost of rent, particularly in the Inns of Court, which act as landlords […]

Dickson Minto posts turnover hike as private equity revives

Dickson Minto has posted a strong set of year-end figures, reporting a 30 per cent rise in income for the last financial year. The 15-partner private equity boutique notched up more than £8m in profits for 2003-04, with turnover rising by 29.7 per cent to around £24m, compared with £18.5m in the previous financial year. Sources said […]

A brief mis-spell

We all make mistakes, so Brownie points to Taylor Wessing for fessing up to a howler last week, which was buried in the recesses of a press release trumpeting Mike Frawley’s impending elevation to managing partner. The info about the new Kiwi boss was all fine, it was the ‘Notes to Editors’ section where things […]

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