DLA Piper releases Banking and Finance Litigation Update issue 64

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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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Untangling the great contract net

Judgment sheds light on enforceability of net contribution clauses in consumer contracts, but what of business ones? The legal standing of net contribution clauses have vexed litigators, construction lawyers and professional indemnity lawyers for many years. A recent judgment by Mr Justice Edwards-Stuart in the Technology & Construction Court (TCC) in West & Anor v […]

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Saturday night was a bad one for Spain. The country’s Eurovision entry plummeted almost to the bottom of the results table at the annual musical cheese-fest. Just as well, then, that the country’s law firms are a bit more prominent. Once again Garrigues has topped the European 100 table, despite suffering falling revenues. Its local […]

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Promotions figures indicate bleak times

The general downward trend – at least in the UK – highlighted in this week’s partnership promotions feature didn’t obscure some major changes dotted throughout the annual rounds. No corporate partners made up at Travers; Ashurst now has more partners outside than inside the UK; and the first crop of Bond Dickinson freshers, with twice […]

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Media set 5RB takes biggest bite in ‘Boris lovechild’ case

Media set 5RB picked up roles on both sides of a Court of Appeal (CoA) battle over whether it was a matter if public interest that Boris Johnson MP, Mayor of London, had a daughter with a former mistress. 5RB’s James Price QC was instructed by Collyer Bristow partner Kate Macmillan to lead the appeal […]

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