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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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Shearman defends US figures as London outshines New York

Is the US firm pushing overseas offices at the expense of the home team? asks Caroline Butcher  Shearman & Sterling’s 2010 revenue figures show its London office outperforming its US parent practice in terms of turnover growth. Although the firm’s regional office heads claim that it has ­experienced strong firmwide growth, sources close to […]

Winckworth grabs Dawsons property expert

Winckworth Sherwood has hired Dawsons ­property partner Simon Livesy. He joins Winckworth’s ­institutional property team alongside senior assistant Richard Wooton. Livesy, thought to be one of Dawsons’ last remaining fixed-share partners, specialises in commercial property ­acquisitions, disposals, lettings and other landlord and tenant work. Institutional property head Rob Banham said: “Simon’s experience will strengthen our […]

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Norton Rose, Shearman raid Simmons Paris

Simmons & Simmons’ Paris office has suffered a double partner loss with defections to Norton Rose and Shearman & Sterling. Simmons & Simmons’ Paris office has suffered a double partner loss with defections to Norton Rose and Shearman & Sterling. The firm’s Paris-based head of energy and infrastructure, Christophe Asselineau, who also heads Simmons’ Africa […]

Squammonds advises Deloitte as Oddbins enters administration

Squire Sanders Hammonds has landed a key role advising on the administration of collapsed wine retailer Oddbins. Partner Cathryn Williams is leading the legal advisory work for the company’s joint administrators, Deloitte partners Lee Manning and Matthew Smith. Williams is working alongside partner Dan French, who is working on property elements. The Oddbins chain entered […]

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