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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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Hunton & Williams has opened a Los Angeles office after coaxing fiercely independent litigation boutique O’Donnell & Mortimer to join the firm. O’Donnell managing partner Ann Marie Mortimer joins Hunton as the firm’s LA office managing partner. O’Donnell partners Lisa Brant, Belynda Reck, Daniel Tepstein, Tim Toohey and Steve Valerio all join Hunton as partners. […]

Macfarlanes takes the lead on Hogg Robinson IPO

Macfarlanes’ corporate team has secured instructions from Hogg Robinson on the travel company’s forthcoming float. The deal will see the UK’s biggest corporate travel company return to the London Stock Exchange after a six-year absence. The team overseeing the float is led by senior partner Robert Sutton and Robert Boyle. New York firm Sullivan & […]

Nabarros, SJ Berwin win Quintain-Hilton Wembley hotel agreement

Nabarro Nathanson and SJ Berwin scored roles advising on deals concerned with more than 700 hotel rooms next to the new Wembley Stadium. In two deals totalling £103m, the firms advised on both the purchase of the 306-bedroom Wembley Plaza Hotel, owned by Hilton International, and on the construction of a new 400-bedroom Hilton hotel […]

Danders & More

Anders Hansen’s law firm has just gone through its second transition, changing from Osborne Clark Denmark to Danders & More. Firm: Danders & More Turnover: £3.2m Profit per equity partner: £725,000 Managing partner: Anders Hansen Total number of lawyers: 25 Total number of partners: Three Main practice areas: Private equity, corporate finance, financial services regulation, […]

Pop stars need not apply

Proof that lawyers really do like to read the small print arrived last week when an anonymous lawyer called to point out what appeared to be a typo. The ‘mistake’ was in the EJ Legal ad on page 53 of the 21 August issue. In an advert for commercial property lawyers, the copy reads: “This […]

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