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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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Paul Reeves, an employment partner at Stephenson Harwood (SH), has commented on whether an employee can stop an ongoing disciplinary process and make the employer start again. In a recent Supreme Court decision — Chhabra v West London Mental Health NHS Trust — it was held that employees have an implied contractual right to a […]

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Employment tribunal rejects ABN Amro lawyer’s racial discrimination claims

The Central London Employment Tribunal has upheld a former ABN Amro lawyer’s unfair dismissal claim against the bank but thrown out her 41 allegations of racial discrimination. Angela Cobbina, formerly a senior lawyer at the UK branch of the Dutch bank, blamed her employer for her miscarriage last year and said she was hounded out […]

Conyers advises Foster Wheeler on $109m acquisition of MDM Engineering Group

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Foster Wheeler, an engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier, on its agreement to acquire MDM Engineering Group. Based in South Africa and incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), MDM Engineering is a minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry. The company provides a […]

Young lawyers are driving law firm reform, says Eversheds report

A report from Eversheds, 21st Century Law Firm: Inheriting a New World, surveyed 1,800 young lawyers aged between 23 and 40 around the world to take a snapshot of the sector’s future leaders. The aim was to find out what they want from their future careers and their employers and how they see the profession 10 […]

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We accompany clients throughout the life of a real-estate project, helping them set up adequate SPV structures, obtain requisite permits, structure financing, conduct legal due diligence of properties and draft relevant transaction documentation. We have also developed significant experience in construction disputes, including those that are FIDIC related. Our expertise covers commercial and residential developments, […]

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