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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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No limit to LLP wannabes

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Private equity: Loss of interest

The Government wants to stop private equity funds claiming tax breaks on the interest of shareholder debt, but kid gloves are required. By Rupert Shires and David White In March Ed Balls, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, announced a government review of the appropriateness of the current taxation regime for private equity funds and […]

Holman acts on coal company divestment

Holman Fenwick & Willan has advised on the sale of 30 per cent of Indonesian business PT Bumi Resources’ coal companies to Indian utility giant Tata Power. The Indonesian coal mining companies are among the top three largest exporting thermal coal mines in the world. The sale was by tender and documents were negotiated in […]

Lovells soups up training with College of Law hire

Lovells has recruited the College of Law’s Christopher Stoakes as head of legal training with the position due to be filled on 4 June. Currently corporate relations director at the College of Law, Stoakes will replace Suzanne Fine, who has left the firm to take on the role of global head of learning and development […]

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