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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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Veal battle to High Court

The High Court is set for challenges to the legality of bans on shipment of live veal calves out of Humberside International Airport. No date has been fixed for the hearing, but it could be heard in conjunction with a similar action involving a ban at Coventry Airport scheduled for 20 March.

Expert lists to supervise Anton Pillers

Local law societies in the bigger cities are drawing up lists of supervising solicitors for Anton Piller orders. Any solicitors experienced in using Anton Pillers are encouraged to consider joining such lists, from which they can be contacted by other lawyers who need an independent solicitor to act as supervisor. The local lists, encouraged by […]

In brief: City firm funds Greenwich University law

CITY law firm Stephenson Harwood is funding the chair of comparative law at the University of Greenwich for the next three years at a total cost of u45,000. Senior partner Donald Amlot says: “It makes sense for us to support a chair on comparative law. The University of Greenwich is a new university with a […]

Nabarros appoints McKenna as head of northern office

NABARRO NATHANSON property specialist Susan McKenna is to head the firm’s northern practice. McKenna, who is already head of property for the firm’s northern offices, will be playing a major part in the expansion of its Sheffield operation. The firm is set to take up 40,000 square feet of office space in Sheffield’s Victoria Quays […]

European network to take on top UK firms

A EUROPEAN law firm network says its expansion means it can now rival the top UK international firms. The Punder Group says its membership has almost doubled in size as a result of signing up three new members from Belgium, France and The Netherlands. It now includes about 350 lawyers, notaries and tax advisers. The […]

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