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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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Lawyers welcome Norgrove report into family justice

Lawyers and family law campaign groups have widely welcomed the family justice review aimed at tackling the “shocking delays” in the family justice system. Former mandarin David Norgrove, who chaired the report released today, said that family justice is under “huge strain” with cases taking far too long and children waiting well over a year […]

UK-US extradition arrangements – a balanced act?

On 21 October 2011 the report of the panel headed by Sir Scott Baker tasked with reviewing the UK’s extradition arrangements was made public. The remit of that review included the much asked question – whether the UK-US extradition treaty is unbalanced? On 21 October 2011 the report of the panel headed by Sir Scott […]

Bryan Cave expands Europe practice with Frankfurt launch

US firm Bryan Cave is expanding its European presence with the launch of an office in Frankfurt and the recruitment of two Haarmann partners to lead the venture. Tobias Fenck and Veit Denzer will take the helm at the Frankfurt office. They will be fully integrated with the firm’s Hamburg office and provide services on […]

Conyers insurance partner relocates from Bermuda to lead City team

Offshore firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has installed Charles Collis as the new head of its London office. A partner in the firm’s insurance practice since 1998, Collis relocates from the firm’s Bermuda base, where he specialised in insurance, reinsurance, corporate and regulatory matters. He will lead a team of two partners and five lawyers […]

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