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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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Freshfields completes Unwins acquisition deal for Threshers

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has landed a role advising drinks retailer Thresher Group on its purchase of 200 stores from the collapsed Unwins chain. The deal was completed at breakneck speed before the Christmas break, taking just 36 hours from start to finish. Threshers then made the most of its acquisition, reopening half the stores soon […]

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Law firms don’t half like to trumpet the work they do for charity. And so they should. All those hours spent painting buildings and digging gardens must be good for the soul. But Tulkinghorn was amused to hear recently of an event devoted to baking cakes, which saw the partners of the firm in question […]

Morton takes charge at Freshfields immediately

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new senior partner Guy Morton has taken the helm at the magic circle firm with immediate effect following Anthony Salz’s decision to stand down. Morton, who beat Philip Richards and Graham Nicholson to the top job job last month, took over as senior partner alongside Frankfurt-based co-senior partner Konstantin Mettenheimer at the […]

Irwin Mitchell considers Manchester office as part of North West strategy

Irwin Mitchell is planning to expand into the North West with a new Manchester office. The firm hopes to have a base open in the city by spring this year. However, it will be manned by existing Irwin Mitchell lawyers for the time being. Managing partner Howard Culley told The Lawyer: “We’re giving it consideration, having […]

UK Roundup: In-house

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ABN combats in-houser shortage with legal training

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