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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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Norway’s Statoil rejigs in-house legal line-up

Norwegian oil company Statoil has revamped its in-house team, appointing SEB Enskilda CEO Hans Henrik Klouman as overall legal head. Klouman, who is joining the company on 1 August, replaces Tom Eide as legal counsel. Eide stepped down from the Oslo role several months ago to become legal head for the company’s ­global strategy and […]

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Norton Rose creates deputy managing partner role

Norton Rose has introduced a deputy managing partner role, appointing corporate head Tim Marsden to the position as part of a global management overhaul. Marsden’s mandate will be to support managing partner and chief executive Peter Martyr, while remaining on the group’s executive committee. He has led the corporate practice for nine years, alongside his […]

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SNR Denton loses funds co-chief to Norton Rose

Norton Rose has hired SNR Denton’s financial institutions and funds co-head as part of an asset-based lending push. Michael Black joins the London team, having moved to SNR Denton in 2003. He specialises in corporate lending, including asset-based lending, restructuring and structured real estate finance. Norton Rose banking head Jeremy Edwards said: “Our […] asset-based […]

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Beachcroft defeats negligence claim brought by DAC client

Beachcroft has defeated a £2m negligence claim brought against it by a former client, but failed to recover £214,000 of fees it said were outstanding from the client. The former client was represented by Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC), which is now set to merge with Beachcroft (22 June 1011). The claim arose after Beachcroft acted […]

Travers Smith called in on Southsea wind-up

Travers Smith has been hired to advise on the liquidation of a small mortgage lender that has become the first British bank to be wound up for more than two years. Regulators pushed Southsea Mortgage & Investment Company into liquidation, the first bank or building society to go bust since Dunfermline Building Society in March 2009. Although magic […]

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