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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..

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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 […]

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Graham White, former executive partner at Slaughter and May, has been appointed to the board of diversity recruitment agency Rare as a non-executive director. Rare was founded in 2005 by Raphael Mokades with the aim of connecting candidates from diverse backgrounds with careers in high-profile organisations. White has been involved since the same year, when […]

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The very recent patent infringement case of Scopema SARL v Scot Seat Direct Ltd has demonstrated just how ruthless the costs-capping regime can be in the Patents County Court (PCC). The claimant brought a claim for patent infringement against the defendant. The end result at trial, which lasted only half a day, was that the defendant succeeded […]

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