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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..

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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

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I’m divorced, that’s it, right?

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Clifford Chance profits crash below £600,000

Profits at Clifford Chance have tumbled by 13.4 per cent, nose-diving to £558,000. The firm reported the precipitous decline in income, compared to the average profits per partner (PPP) £644,000 in the previous year, as it revealed that billings for the year ended 30 April 2004 had fallen just marginally by 2.9 per cent. Stuart […]

Taylor Walton scoops place on AIB panel

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Freshfields mourns former chief

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partners last week attended the funeral of former co-senior partner Christian Wilde, who passed away on 9 May in Hamburg. Wilde was a major force behind the merger of Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann and Freshfields Deringer. He died at the age of 64 after a long illness and will be sadly missed in […]

Haarmann divides legal and audit

Haarmann Hemmelrath is to split its legal and tax division from audit to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and German legislation. The policy will be implemented at the end of the firm’s financial year. The move follows a year and a half of turmoil for accountancy-tied firms in Germany. Haarmann has also lost seven more […]

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