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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?

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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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Angry CPS lawyers threaten strike

A ONE-day strike and a ban on overtime are being considered by CPS lawyers as a way of demonstrating their “loss of confidence” in the management of the service. The move follows the publication in last week’s issue of the The Lawyer of details of a CPS management paper detailing a series of radical options […]

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Rachel Browse, a trainee solicitor with Barnett Alexander Chart, has stormed her way through a Gladiators competition, beating her opponent by 22 points to three. Browse competed live in front of 8,000 people at Wembley arena on 14 April. “It was a great experience. I kicked arse,” she said. “It’s easy to sit on the […]

In brief: Dentons talks tackle UK insurance

City firm Denton Hall is holding a seminar on 25 April to look at the UK insurance market’s approach to claims compared with that of other European Union members. Speaking at the seminar will be Gerald Kamphuisen, an insurance partner with Dutch firm Houthoff and a member of the the Denton International Group of law […]

PIA comes under fire over review advice

Lawyers and the Personal Investments Authority, the financial watchdog, have clashed over the mis-selling of personal pensions in the 1980s. Disagreement has surfaced because life companies have been told by the PIA that investors pursuing litigation against them need not be included in an industry-wide compensation review. The review was ordered last year by the […]

In brief: City firms plan 'strategic' merger

City firms Charles Russell and Compton Carr are to merge on 1 May, in a move described as “strategically driven”. The Compton Carr specialisations of media and entertainment, medical negligence and commercial property law will combine with the practice groups at Charles Russell. Leading entertainment lawyer Brian Carr, who joins the firm as a partner, […]

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