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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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LCD moots new measures to trap debtors

Suspending passports and driving licences and giving courts access to government information are among new measures being considered as ways to enforce civil court orders. The Lord Chancellor’s Department’s second consultation paper looking at new methods of enforcement in the civil court was released last week, responding to concerns that debtors are getting away with […]

Doughty Street Chambers

Christine Kings, senior clerk at Geoffrey Robertson’s Doughty Street Chambers, advocates a common educational programme for both solicitors and barristers owing to the shortage of tenancies. Kings says: “Many people come through and don’t get a tenancy, and other people start out as solicitors because they have more prospect of a steady income, then go […]

Cameron McKenna loses head of tax to Deloitte & Touche

Cameron McKenna has lost its head of tax to accountancy firm Deloitte & Touche – the second lawyer to quit the top-level post in less than a year. Cameron McKenna is shrugging off the loss and has acted quickly to replace Stephen Charge with corporate tax high-flier Mark Nichols. But the poaching of a top […]

Wilde Sapte

Wilde Sapte partner in charge of training Judith Mayhew says she is pioneering training in basic grammar skills with LPC students at Nottingham Trent University. Mayhew says: “The pendulum has swung from everything being paper-based, and the LPC needs more emphasis on letter-writing, basic grammar and drafting of contracts skills.” Mayhew also wants the LPC […]

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