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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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Masons IT head chairs conference

The Lawyer eighth annual information systems conference takes place on 27 and 28 February at the London Marriott Hotel. The conference is being chaired by Martin Telfer, director of IT at Masons, and is sponsored by Novell and Axxia Systems. Day one of the conference will focus on internal management issues, systems implementation and the […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: THE LAWYER INQUIRY:Denise Dowen

Denise Dowen was born in Walsall in 1965. She now lives in Newcastle where she is employed as an environmental lawyer with Dickinson Dees. What was your first job? My older brother’s paper round in return for ice creams. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? I did it for love. What would […]

Web site for technology magazine

Helen Sage reports The first edition of an electronic journal on law and information technology will go on-line on 31 January. As well as containing articles about law, technology and legal information The Journal on Information Law and Technology will include a special feature on data protection. It will be published as a joint project […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 23/01/96

David Henry Winston, admitted 1978, practised as Winston & Co, Notting Hill Gate, London W11, struck off. Allegations substantiated he practised in breach of condition imposed on practising certificate, practised without current certificate, was guilty of delay in conduct of business, deliberately or recklessly was party to production of false document claimed to be order […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 23/01/96

Directions where action transferred from High Court Tarry v Humberclyde Finance and KF Kirby (Harboro) (Third Party) and JI Case (Europe) (Fourth Party) (1996). CA (Sir Thomas Bingham MR, Waite LJ and Otton LJ) 12/1/96. Summary: Automatic directions in the county court do not apply to an action which was commenced in the High Court […]

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