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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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Hermes scrutinises advisers as major legal review is launched

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Bedell Cristin launches Swiss trust business

The trust arm of Jersey law firm Bedell Cristin has deepened its penetration of the onshore sector with the launch of a business in Switzerland. Last November, Bedell Cristin Trust was the first offshore firm to establish a trust administration company in Dublin. Bedell plans to act for the super-rich who have trust administered bank […]

CC litigation partner lands Law Soc Council seat

Clifford Chance litigation partner Simon Davis has won a contested election for one of the four City of London seats on the Law Society Council. Earlier this year, Davies Arnold Cooper senior partner David McIntosh also won a contested election for another of the City of London seats.

DWS upcoming election: Glastonbury to stand

Denton Wilde Sapte is the latest City firm to be gripped by election fever, as it gears up for its management elections at the end of the year. Up for grabs are two non-executive board positions and the chief executive’s role. Virginia Glastonbury, the firm’s chief executive for the past six years, has indicated she […]

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