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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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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 15 June 2014

By now, many of you will already be bleary eyed from only the first few World Cup football matches beamed live from Brazil. All the rowing over the millions of pounds spent building grounds in the middle of the rain forest – just so Gary Lineker can say: ‘Gosh, Alan, look at all those trees.’ […]

Taking the temperature

If you want to find out what’s going on, ask an expert. The Lawyer’s regular peer panels quiz leading practitioners and business professionals on the key trends in their areas. Hear it from the horse’s mouth. Peer panel: Construction – Rebuilding Peer Panel Industry Changes: Next top models PI: Back-up to the future Facilities management: […]

Fall in cash use sees pressure to reduce card use costs for retailers, says Eversheds

Tim Buckingham, partner and financial services expert at firm Eversheds, has commented on The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) report that cash use in the UK has fallen 14 per cent in five years.  He said: ‘While the BRC considers that banks are still levying “unjustifiably” high charges for using cards, there is a clear and fundamental difference between […]

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