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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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Fladgate kicks off reporting season with 8 per cent revenue rise

Fladgate has posted a provisional 8 per cent rise in turnover for the 2012/13 financial year, with total revenue rising from £25.9m to £28m. The firm’s results, among the first of the 2012/13 financial year, were achieved partly through the continuation of a recruitment campaign that last year saw eight partners join the CoventGarden-based firm. […]

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Dundas exits continue as corporate partner joins Wedlake Bell

Dundas & Wilson has seen another partner exit the firm with City corporate specialist Julian Mathews joining Wedlake Bell as part of double hire for the London firm. Mathews specialises in M&A, private equity and corporate real estate, with a particular focus on the hotel, restaurant and leisure sectors. He led the hotel sector team […]

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BLP management rejig sparks client base shift

BLP shake-up sees firm facing up to a world of changed priorities First corporate head John Bennett moves to an international role. Then real estate head Robert MacGregor becomes chairman, to be replaced by Chris de Pury. Berwin Leighton Paisner(BLP) is seeing a generational shift in its departmental leadership. At least de Pury’s accession continues […]

The latest word on changes in employment law

This briefing from Walker Morris looks at the latest word on changes in employment law. It considers those changes that are already in force, those coming into force later this year, and those expected in 2014–15. The firm also looks at changes that currently face an uncertain future. If you are registered and logged in […]

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