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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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Latham in two partner swoop on Mayer Brown

Latham & Watkins has poached two financial regulatory partners for its Washington DC office from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. Brian Smith and Timothy Keehan join Latham as partners 12 years after the pair joined Mayer Brown from Stroock Stroock & Lavan. The team provides a variety of financial institutions, banks and credit card firms […]

Simpson Thacher grabs slice of TDR

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has scored a first instruction from private equity house TDR Capital thanks to the connections of Ashurst old boy Stephen Short. The US firm was contacted by TDR on its bid for pizza chain Ask Central and subsequently gifted Herbert Smith yet another choice referral, instructing the City firm on the […]

The winds of law

In October, The Lawyer journalist Brendan Malkin heads off to Patagonia in South America for a two-week trek across its windswept plains and frozen glaciers. His objective is not just to meet lots of Welsh people (its plains are full of them) or to follow in the footsteps of the great Bruce Chatwin, who in […]

Kendall Freeman media star joins Reed Smith

Kendall Freeman litigation partner Marcus Rutherford is joining Reed Smith Warner Cranston. Rutherford, a commercial litigator with a media bent, stayed at the firm when it restructured itself into an insurance outfit, losing most of its media and property partners and changing its name from DJ Freeman last year. Most of DJ Freeman’s media and […]

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