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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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White & Case hatches new Rowe & Maw bid

US firm plans European assault as merger target drifts towards Mayer Brown A White & Case contingent is pushing to reignite merger talks with Rowe & Maw in a last-ditch attempt to stop it linking with rival Mayer Brown & Platt.White & Case had initial discussions with Rowe & Maw in the spring of this […]

Excuses, excuses

Tulkinghorn is not the only person to have subliminally assimilated gangster parlance into daily life.Prosecution barrister Mark Hollier found that his artless ingénue impression did not go down well with recorder Michael de Navarro QC. In a quite brilliant piece of legal foolishness, Hollier explained that the judge could not sentence his client because his […]

Wessing suffers as three more quit from Düsseldorf

Troubled German firm Wessing continues to be plagued by departures, as three more partners resign from its Düsseldorf office. Corporate partners Alexander Loos, Christoph Louven and Petra Malsbenden are believed to be joining a UK firm, although it is not yet clear which one.The defections come just four months after the firm lost its former […]

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