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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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Law Society accused of delaying multimillion compensation claims

Compensation claims against the Law Society by former clients of an intervened law firm are likely to run to several million pounds Law Society chief executive Janet Paraskeva has been drawn into the dispute and is taking a stand against almost 130 former clients of Devon-based Pitts Tucker who are accusing the Law Society of […]

Imperial Tobacco picks A&O for Hamburg advice

A&O invades Ashursts’ territory to win work on the largest acquisition this year Allen & Overy has secured Imperial Tobacco as a new client following its instruction on the company’s £3.2bn acquisition of Hamburg-based tobacco company Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken.The instruction on this year’s largest acquisition so far will come as a blow to rival firm Ashurst […]

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