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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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39 Essex Street to move out of the Temple and into Chancery Lane

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NautaDutilh mourns loss of partner killed in Malaysia Airlines crash

Benelux firm NautaDutilh has paid tribute to IP partner John Allen, who was killed with his family in the flight MH17 plane crash last week. Allen, his wife Sandra and their three sons Christopher, Julian and Ian were all on board the Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in Ukraine […]

Bill includes major concerns for technology users and businesses, says Eversheds

James Walsh, partner and head of telecommunications at Eversheds, has commented on the government’s new data retention bill, which has passed to the House of Lords. Walsh said that perhaps the main attention of the new bill has been the timescale in which the government is seeking to pass it. He continued: ‘There is no doubt […]

DLA Piper acts pro bono for arts charity Community Focus

DLA Piper has acted for arts charity Community Focus on a pro-bono basis, providing advice that has helped secure the long-term future for the charity. Community Focus is an inclusive multi-arts centre based in Barnet. The charity works to encourage members of the community to participate in the arts, to gain confidence and to challenge […]

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