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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?

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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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Stevens aims to grow

SURREY firm Stevens & Bolton has appointed a new managing partner to mastermind the firm’s development. Commercial property partner Michael Laver says the firm, with offices in Guildford and Farnham, is poised to expand. “We saw the need for commercial expertise earlier than other provincial firms in time to benefit from the boom years at […]

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CORPORATE property company Hambro Countrywide Relocation has appointed a head of legal to take charge of its conveyancing team. Robert Sala, a former property partner with West End firm Jacobson Ridley, will oversee a legal team of 15 and will also provide corporate advice. The position was created to broaden the scope of legal services […]

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