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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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Arendt & Medernach hires three new partners

Arendt & Medernach will welcome three new partners on 1 January: Sébastien Binard, Bob Calmes and Grégory Minne. Sébastien Binard is a partner in the private equity, real estate and corporate law, M&A practices.  Bob Calmes is resident partner and head of the New York office and  Grégory Minne is a partner in the banking and […]

DLA Piper advises on Yan Tat Group’s HK$75m IPO on Hong Kong stock exchange

DLA Piper has advised Guotai Junan International, the sole sponsor and sole global co-ordinator for Yan Tat Group Holdings Ltd on the company’s HK$75m (£6.1m) IPO on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. The public tranche offering of the listing was 34 times oversubscribed and the offer price was fixed at the upper end of the […]

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The leadership interview: the magic circle

Whether or not you still think that the ‘magic circle’ exists, there’s no denying that Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters are among the most successful law firm brands to have originated in the UK. Over the last 12 months we’ve interviewed three of the magic circle managing partners – […]

Conyers provides Bermuda law advice to Carnival Group on RMB500m senior bonds

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda law advice to Carnival Group International Holdings Ltd on the issuance of RMB500m (£51.5m) in an aggregate principal amount of 11.5 per cent senior bonds due 2016. Carnival Group is an investment holding company that specialises in property investment business and retail-related consultancy and management services, and trading […]

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