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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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KPMG general counsel Sharp stands down after 18 years

KPMG’s general counsel Vanessa Sharp is set to quit her role in May to seek new opportunities. Sharp has headed up the accountancy giant’s legal team since 1996, having a hand in its European merger in 2007 and subsequently becoming KPMG’s first Europe general counsel. Her role has seen her manage the governance bodies of […]

Eversheds Saladžius school welcomes first trainee

The Eversheds Saladžius School of Legal Excellence has welcomed its first trainee, Justinas Kukulskis. Kukulskis is a fourth-year student at the law faculty of Vilnius University. During the internship trainees are encouraged to take an active role in their own training, seeking feedback from their supervisors and taking advantage of the opportunities at their disposal. Moreover, Eversheds […]

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The French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce and Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, in co-operation with the French embassy in Lithuania, Enterprise Europe Network and and Eversheds Saladžius, are inviting professionals to a business breakfast presentation on Why Invest in France and Business Financing in Lithuania on 18 February. Eversheds Saladžius senior associate Gerda Diniūtė will deliver a […]

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