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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?

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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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Scrivener crosses swords with judge over funeral

THE APPEAL Court was the scene of an unprecedented and bitter clash between former Bar Council chairman Anthony Scrivener QC and a senior judge. The clash centred on the death of Scrivener’s father at Canterbury on Wednesday. On hearing of his father’s death, Scrivener, who had been conducting a murder appeal, tried during that evening […]

In brief: DAC appoints ex-barrister to motor unit

Davies Arnold Cooper has appointed an ex-barrister, Carl Atkinson, to its common law department. Atkinson, who has extensive experience in civil litigation, will specialise in high profile motor claims litigation as part of Davies Arnold Cooper’s motor claims unit.

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Business growth good news for lawyers

LAW firms are set to benefit from a year of business expansion which will see companies pushing more work their way, according to a survey of UK companies. But the 1995 Manches Corporate Survey shows companies are more discerning about which solicitors to hire, and that they are considering taking on more in-house lawyers. “There […]

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