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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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NY proposes conflict rule relaxation

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Canadian consent

With its new ‘Consent Agreement Outline’ Canada has laid the foundations for future mergers. By Shawn Neylan Canada’s Competition Bureau released its precedent ‘Consent Agreement Outline’ for merger remedies on 1 May 2007, which forms an appendix to the previously released ‘Information Bulletin on Merger Remedies in Canada’. As noted by the bureau in its […]

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London: not as sexy as Bradford, apparently

London lags behind Bradford, Leicester and Glasgow as a centre for UK law firm headquarters, according to a survey of managing partners. According to Portman Travel’s survey of the qualities managing partners desire in a city in which to launch, Nottingham is favourite, followed by Manchester and Edinburgh. London, one of the world’s most influential […]

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