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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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Rotherham firm Oxley & Coward partner David Hainsworth has been appointed to oversee the town planning arrangements for the Millennium Wheel venture involving British Airways and the Millennium Wheel Company. The wheel, intended to celebrate the turn of the millennium, will be 152 metres in diameter and will be positioned over the River Thames by […]

In brief: Savage secures college professoriate

The Governors of the College of Law have approved the appointment of a college professoriate. They have conferred the title on new chief executive, Nigel Savage, and has announced the appointment of its first externally appointed professor, Dr Barry Dean. Formerly professor and dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town, Dean […]

Power scheme finished at eleventh hour

Three City firms are celebrating winning a race against time to finish a $467m gas power financing project which could have been scuppered by an imminent Turkish Supreme Court decision. The non-retrospective ruling, which is due in the next few days, could still affect other infrastructure projects, together worth billions of pounds, which City firms […]

Thompsons strikes deal with trade union Unison

Thompsons has won the bulk of outside legal work from the UK’s largest union, under a recent agreement with Unison. Partner Tom Jones revealed that Unison, the public service union, has agreed to refer all its legal business outside London to Thompsons – London work will be referred to OH Parsons & Partners. The agreement […]

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