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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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Eversheds Birmingham turns its back on matrimonial work

The Birmingham office of Eversheds has closed down its matrimonial department. Two practitioners will go to Coldfield firm Benussi & Co while other members will work in other departments at the firm. Adrian Bland, deputy managing partner, said the move forms part of a three-year management plan: “We are pushing very hard on a number […]

Sandy hopes for reprieve in New York

Simmons & Simmons lawyer David Sandy is hoping a New York judge will strike out charges he faces in relation to Bank of Credit and Commerce International which collapsed in 1991. Sandy is accused by the New York District Attorney of three charges relating to alleged suppression of the diary of former BCCI chief executive […]

Expansion is on the cards

Political factors are likely to have a major impact on the practice of employment law, according to The Lawyer survey. When asked what issues will most affect this area of practice, 95 per cent cited a change of government. Other issues are already making an impact on employment law, including European legislation and case law, […]

The great entertainers

With thousands of companies from all over the world taking exhibition stands or sending delegates to MIPIM, the pressure mounts each year to come up with ways of catching the attention of potential clients. Few can rival the City of London and the London Docklands Development Corporation, which teamed up a couple of years ago […]

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