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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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Young offender calls time

Leave has been given for an appeal to the House of Lords which will throw new light on the way courts should view time spent by young offenders remanded in local authority care in the course of criminal proceedings. A minor, currently at a young offenders’ institution, is challenging the approach of Balham Youth Court […]

Property

Jersey-based Mourant du Feu & Jeune acted on a proposal to launch a commercial property fund in the Channel Islands. The Royal Bank of Scotland International is proposing to launch the fund in association with international property consultants Weatherall Green and Smith. The fund, which will be known as The Foundation Fund, will be used […]

Flexing a little muscle in Brussels

Following Herbert Smith’s appointment of former European Commission vice-president Sir Leon Brittan as a consultant, Sean Farrell investigates the work of lawyers in Brussels and how much of their role involves lobbying for their clients. Last week Herbert Smith announced that former vice-president of the European Commission Sir Leon Brittan is joining the firm as […]

Quote of the week

“This is a Mickey Mouse policy dreamt up in Disneyland.” – The Bar Council’s response to Law Society president Robert Sayer’s proposal to abolish the distinction between solicitors and barristers, made during the Law Society Solicitors’ Law Festival in Eurodisney, Paris.

Digests

Freshfields is in merger talks with German firm Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch, as first revealed on The Lawyer website – www.the-lawyer.co.uk – last Wednesday. It follows a decision to merge with Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund (The Lawyer, 6 September). Denton Wilde Sapte’s future chairman James Dallas has been appointed as non-executive director of Amec. […]

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