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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?

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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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Liverpool and Manchester secure seven QCs in latest appointments

This year’s QC appointments in the North West have increased by more than a third, with seven barristers taking silk compared with last year’s four Manchester sees four new silks, split between four different sets: Peter Main at Deans Court Chambers, Conor Quigley at 8 King Street, David Manley at Kings Chambers (formerly 40 King […]

Dentons to make 70 redundancies in London

Denton Wilde Sapte has today confirmed that it is to make up to 70 redundancies in its London office, following an announcement at an internal meeting last night.The firm has now entered consultation with both fee earners and support staff, and those hit are expected to be leaving next month.Up to 40 fee earners will […]

Curtis Davis Garrard scoops Sembawang Shipyard arbitration from Norton Rose

Norton Rose has been taken off London’s largest ever arbitration, on behalf of Sembawang Shipyard, and has been replaced by six-partner niche shipping firm Curtis Davis Garrard. The scale of the case, named Solitaire after the bulk carrier vessel at the centre of it, has been a thorn in the side of the parties concerned, […]

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