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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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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has hit the headlines more than usual in the past few months. This may have something to do with the high-profile recruitment of banking partner Stephen Mostyn-Williams but it is also likely to be because of the constant barrage of restructurings which have come knocking on Andrew Wilkinson’s door.Now that we […]

Barclays Capital hires new head of legal for Hong Kong

Barclays Capital has recruited a new head of legal in Hong Kong Magnus Spencer’s official title will be head of legal Asia Pacific, ex-Japan.Spencer, who joined from Toronto Dominium Bank on 22 May, replaces ex-head of legal Matthew Durkin, who returned to the London office of Barclays Capital UK to become a senior legal director.Barclays […]

Hill Dickinson loses another to Liverpool firm

Niche Liverpool property firm Murphy Hodgkinson has poached Hill Dickinson’s head of property development Vincent Fairclough As well as his time in private practice, Fairclough has also acted as in-house counsel for both Wainhomes and Redrow Homes. He follows former Hill Dickinson partner Karen Murphy, who left to set up Murphy Hodgkinson in 2000.

Future of Eversheds’ Derby office in doubt

Twenty lawyers at Ever-sheds’ Derby office have been transferred to Nottingham in what looks to be a precursor to the eventual closure of the office The team of four partners, 12 associates and assistants and four trainees is currently moving premises, along with some support staff. In the interim, business staff from the Nottingham office […]

Quashing laundry

Since 11 September, the law has been cracking down on money laundering and terrorist funding. Stephen Hellman discovers what Guernsey is doing to meet the requirements It has been said that 11 September 2001 was the first day of the 21st century. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon marked the […]

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