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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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A former client of financially struggling Midlands firm Challinors has slapped the practice’s senior partner with a bankruptcy petition.  Solihull-based businessman Dharmendar Khag told The Lawyer he took the move after serving 16 of the firm’s past and present partners with statutory demands several weeks ago for the repayment in full of a £400,000 loan, […]

2013 Citywealth Leaders List recognises Allen & Overy lawyers

Allen & Overy has announced that 18 of its lawyers have been recognised in this year’s Citywealth Leaders List, which recommends expertise in the private wealth sector. Matthew Hansell, head of the law firm’s private wealth sector, was listed along with 10 members of Allen & Overy’s family team — the most from any firm […]

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Fenwick Elliot to launch in Dubai following profit rise

Construction and energy specialist Fenwick Elliot will launch an office in Dubai early next year, after announcing dramatic increases in profit and revenue. The firm will open the associate office in conjunction with Ibrahim Law Firm, a new UAE disputes and arbitration practice founded by partners Heba Osman, formerly of Freshfields’ Dubai office, and Ahmed […]

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