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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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Norton Rose takes three partner team from Corrs in Australia

Norton Rose has boosted its corporate practice in Australia with the hire of three partners from Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. The three corporate partners, Richard Lewis, Iain Laughland and Steve Johns, will join Norton Rose’s Sydney office. Lewis headed the private equity practice in Corrs’ Sydney office where he advised private equity funds and […]

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Mayer Brown posts falling turnover

Can Mayer Brown stem the flow of staff after disappointing results? Last week The Lawyer compared US firms’ financial results with a ballooning cake. This week, that cake looked more like a collapsed chocolate fondant. Mayer Brown played the part of the gooey bit in the middle, with both partner profits and turnover sliding to […]

Supermarket sweep

White & Case Mexico City partner Alberto Sepúlveda Cosío certainly won’t be putting his feet up during his first week at Wal-Mart de México next month. The US supermarket giant has been in a rather sticky situation in recent months after its Mexico subsidiary became the focus of bribery allegations published in The New York […]

Wendy Rainbow

Wendy Rainbow

Wendy Rainbow is a partner in the recoveries services practice group based in the firm’s Birmingham and Northampton offices. Rainbow manages the firm’s residential mortgage litigation and sales department. The department deals with the preservation and realisation of security for retail and corporate lenders from pre-issue to repossession including disputed claims. Rainbow has practised in […]

Alan Corcoran

Alan Corcoran

Alan Corcoran is a partner in Shoosmiths’ national real-estate team. He has been a partner at Shoosmiths for 10 years. Corcoran advises on a range of commercial-property-related matters including development work, site assembly, conditional sale and purchase agreements and options, together with broad asset management and property finance experience. He is recognised as a leader […]

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