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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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Salans Hertzfeld expands London office

Michael Bronstein joins the employment department of the international firm’s London office. Bronstein will work with Salan’s head of employment, Barry Mordsley who ironically taught Bronstein employment law when he took his solicitors’ finals exams in 1981. Bronstein says: “Salans is ideally positioned to benefit from the accelerating trend towards commercial and economic globalisation and […]

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CC forms Indonesian alliance

Clifford Chance is opening in Indonesia, making it the first UK firm to venture into the troubled region. The City giant is forming an alliance with leading Indonesian firm Mochtar Karuwin & Komar and will be based in the capital Jakarta. Under the country’s laws, foreign firms are not allowed to set up independent offices […]

Baroness sues over tree roots

Baroness James of Holland Park – novelist PD James – is taking the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to the High Court with a £77,000 damages claim over tree root damage to her home in Holland Park Avenue, London. She is suing the council for alleged negligence, nuisance and breach of statutory duty after […]

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