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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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Bristows suffers dip in financials as office move takes its toll

REVENUE at IP boutique Bristows has taken a downward turn, falling by £100,000 to £20m, in a year of massive upheaval for the firm. In March five litigation partners quit to set up rival IP boutique Powell Gilbert, but co-managing partner Paul Walsh denied that this was a reason for the static figures. He said: […]

Associates in management: Hear today, here tomorrow

As firms seek to retain talent, associates are increasingly being given a voice Two years ago The Lawyer reported that Allen & Overy (A&O) had an associate attrition rate of nearly 25 per cent. Since then, both within A&O and in the market generally, there has been an obsession with how to hire the best […]

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DLA Piper, Eversheds named on easyJet’s first legal panel

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