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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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Pensions auto-enrolment: what does this mean for businesses?

By Clare Gilroy-Scott Wide-ranging pension reforms were introduced by the Pensions Act 2008 and came into force on 30 June 2012. All UK employers will be required to auto-enrol eligible workers into a pension scheme and make mandatory contributions, in a process staged over several years. The process is not a simple one, as evidenced […]

Renewable Energy in the Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview — third edition

Governments across the Asia-Pacific region are continuing the push for greater renewable energy contributions to domestic electricity demand. While the deal flow has been lower than expected over the last six months, there have been positive signs in several countries that local developers are very active at the approval level. International developers are increasingly taking […]

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Walkers has picked up a partner from Maples and Calder in a boost for its Cayman islands investment funds team. Dawn Howe is joining Walkers’ London office initially and will eventually relocate to the firm’s Cayman headquarters. The news comes about 18 months after Maples picked up a team of seven partners and three other […]

Co-op, crystal balls and a cracking video

Co-op Legal Services (CLS) might have succeeded in being the first non-lawyer outfit to be granted an ABS licence but that doesn’t make its latest financial results any prettier. As its most recent financial results reveal, CLS has generated losses of £3.4m for the first half of 2013. The Co-operative Group subsidiary puts this down […]

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