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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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Tripartite rumours increase

Managing partners of Cameron Markby Hewitt, McKenna & Co and Denton Hall went to ground last week as speculation grew that a vote on a tripartite merger was to take place this week. All were unavailable to respond to The Lawyer’s inquiries. Only McKennas senior partner Christopher Powell-Smith broke cover, to say “nothing was imminent”. […]

Call for free market indemnity

The call to allow a free market in solicitors’ indemnity insurance has been echoed by indemnity expert Clive Boxer of Davies Arnold Cooper, who told delegates at a conference on professional indemnity that it was time the Solicitors Indemnity Fund was changed. Speaking at the conference, sponsored by Lloyds of London and DAC, he said […]

Financings

Norton Rose advised ANZ on arranging a $105m syndicated loan facility to the Pakistan State Oil Company under the guarantee of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Litigation Personal Injury 05/11/96

Black v Webb & anr – QBD, 9 October 1996 Claimant: Michael Black, 6Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant, a world acclaimed sculptor, injured when his car was struck from behind by a baker’s van on the M4 in 1991. Incident said to have resulted in injuries that have taken away his ability to work. […]

Jonathan Ross worries over a threat to interrogatories.

Jonathan Ross is a consultant at Denton Hall. Pursuant to Order 26 Rule 1 of the Rules of the Supreme Court, a party may serve interrogatories relating to any matter provided they are necessary either for disposing fairly of the cause or matter or for saving costs. Prior to 1990, interrogatories could only be administered […]

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