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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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Simmons brings in US-qualified Jones Day associate as a partner

Simmons & Simmons has taken Jones Day senior associate Daniel Winterfeldt to bulk up its US group, continuing with its strategy of hiring senior associates from US and magic circle firms as partners. US-qualified Winterfeldt will become a securities partner in the five-lawyer US group. He will focus on life sciences and financial institutions. The […]

Eversheds, Freshfields win care home deal

Eversheds and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have acted on one of the largest deals in the care home sector. The former advised Sunrise Senior Living on the $1.1bn (£546.63m) sale of 15 senior living communities across the UK and on the establishment of a joint venture with Morgan Stanley Real Estate. The latter was advised by […]

Old Square creates ADR capability

Employment and personal injury set Old Square Chambers has launched a specialist alternative dispute resolution (ADR) group. The move comes in response to the growing demand for mediation and arbitration following an improved awareness of the benefits of ADR, the set said. The new mediation and ADR group will be headed by Professor Roy Lewis, […]

Two’s company

Two is better than one, and the successful working relationship of Simon Bromwich and Geoffrey Green has seen Ashurst nudge its way into the UK top 10 Ashurst senior partner Geoffrey Green and managing partner Simon Bromwich are quite the double act. On paper, the two are chalk and cheese: Green is the effusive ideas […]

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