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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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Deadlines clarified by court

The last minute acceptance of a payment into court has led to a ruling which spells out deadline requirements, reports Roger Pearson The Recent settlement of an action in which investors alleged an accountancy firm had led them into a disastrous investment foray, in which they became Names at Lloyd’s, has clarified rules on deadlines […]

Anti-legal aid lawyer faces court

A PROMINENT young Jersey lawyer is to be brought before the island’s Royal Court, after refusing to do his quota of legal aid work. The court will decide whether advocate Philip Sinel has breached his oath by boycotting the island’s legal aid scheme, which he has branded as inefficient, selective and unfair. In Jersey all […]

Judge and jury for a day

What do solicitors think of the QC system? We get some forthright quotes from lawyers at the front line While the 500 junior barristers who applied for the 1998 silks list will be celebrating or commiserating this week, their solicitor colleagues are likely to give an indifferent shrug. In the firms of England and Wales, […]

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Finers acted for MWB and Manhattan Loft on the completion of the £20m first phase building contract for West India Quay. MWB and Manhattan Loft signed the deal with Lovells Construction, advised by their in-house team.

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