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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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BISL Ltd, a car and motorbike insurer, has given an undertaking relating to the cancellation terms in its insurance policies, after the Financial Services Authority — now the Financial Conduct Authority — found the terms to be unfair. The offending term concerned how BISL would calculate refunds if a policyholder cancelled his or her policy, […]

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Big time – our latest monthly round up of the key deals in the City

May was a good month for big players as Linklaters advised mega-miner Glenstrata on its first post-merger bond issue while CC and Freshfields both grabbed a piece of the £1.4bn Partnership IPO action. Shortly after clinching Glencore’s multibillion-pound union with mining peer Xstrata, which completed on 2 May, Linklaters sealed its role as lead adviser […]

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A&O, Ashurst join US duo on £935m Vue cinema sale

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Debevoise & Plimpton and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on Doughty Hanson’s £935m sale of cinema operator Vue Entertainment to Canadian buyers OMERS Private Equity and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (Aimco). A&O advised OMERS, led by London private equity partner Gordon Milne with senior associate Joanna Elvidge […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright fights to avoid Dubai crisis as mass Fulbright exit beckons

Leaders at Norton Rose Fulbright are battling to avert a potential crisis in a large chunk of its Dubai operation that could lead to the entire legacy Fulbright & Jaworski arm in the emirate quitting to join a rival. Senior figures at the combined firm – understood to include UK LLP deputy managing partner Tim […]

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