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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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Brown Rudnick European IP head Alexander Carter-Silk has been advising the inventor of non-reusable syringes as the life-saving invention receives World Health Organisation (WHO) backing. The WHO announced yesterday (23 February) that it was mandating Marc Koska’s K-1 Auto Disable syringes for all therapeutic use in a bid to save millions of lives. The policy […]

Telekom Slovenije buys mobile network, with legal advice from Schoenherr on call

Schoenherr advised Telekom Slovenije on its acquisition of Slovenian mobile virtual network operator Debitel Telekomunikacije from sellers ACH and Svema Trade. Telekom Slovenije is among the most comprehensive communication service providers in South-Eastern Europe. Debitel has 90,000 users, making it the fourth-largest wireless provider in Slovenia. Schoenherr partner Marko Prušnik led the team advising Telekom […]

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Raft of firms advise on Canada Pension Plan’s £1.1bn Liberty Living acquisition

A raft of firms including Clifford Chance, Morgan Lewis, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons have advised on the acquisition of Liberty Living by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Liberty Living, which was previously part of the Brandeaux Student Accommodation Fund, is one of the UK’s largest private student accommodation providers.  Last July, sellers Brandeaux scrapped […]

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