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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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11KBW is defending Islington Borough Council in a discrimination?claim brought by a Christian registrar who refuses to marry same-sex couples. Ormerods partner Mark Jones has instructed James Dingemans QC of 3 Hare Court on behalf of Lillian Ladele, who brought the claim on grounds of religious discrimination. Adrian Lynch QC of 11KBW was instructed by […]

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Dentons swipes Bryan Cave office for Kuwait launch

Denton Wilde Sapte is launching in Kuwait, poaching the entire office of Bryan Cave, the only international law firm in the country. Dentons will now have a presence in every jurisdiction in the Gulf Cooperation Council except Bahrain, with more than 100 lawyers on the ground. “Our strategy is to be the leading international firm […]

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Tulkinghorn is an admirer of the game of golf and its followers. He feels that golf has the advantages of being a sport where the consumption of alcohol is encouraged and younever need break into a sweat. Tulkinghorn has been following the exploits of two likeminded individuals at Herbert Smith, who have managed to invent […]

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Camerons salary rises keep pace with magic circle

CMS Cameron McKenna has raised its trainee and newly-qualified (NQ) salaries by an average of three per cent as it bids to keep pace with the magic circle. First year trainee solicitors will now receive £37,500, an increase of 2.7 per cent on last year’s £36,000. Second year trainee salaries rose by 3.8 per cent […]

Taylor Wessing posts 11 per cent revenue rise

Taylor Wessing has posted a double-digit increase in turnover, boosting global revenue by 11 per cent to hit a total of £180m. Taylor Wessing’s UK branch grew at a similar rate, posting a similar turnover increase of 11 per cent to reach £97.5m. This figure marks and increase of £7m from last year’s haul of […]

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