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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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Lovells hires head of finance systems

Lovells has just hired a new head of finance systems in the shape of Steven Capon, who held a similar role at Clifford Chance. It is quite a boon for Lovells, given that Capon was instrumental in setting up the magic circle firm’s global practice management system (GPMS). Quite a boon for Capon, too, by […]

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North Hampshire firm Lamb Brooks Solicitors has hired Adrian Owen as a partner to head its business restructuring and insolvency team. Owen was previously a partner at Bond Pearce in Southampton. – North Hampshire firm Lamb Brooks Solicitors has hired Adrian Owen as a partner to head its business restructuring and insolvency team. Owen was […]

Herbies China chief quits for Credit Suisse

Herbert Smith China managing partner Jeremy Xiao is set to leave the firm to take up an in-house position with Credit Suisse. Xiao, who is based in Herbert Smith’s Beijing office, will join Credit Suisse as managing director of its China investment banking department, as first revealed on www.thelawyer. com (9 October). According to Herbert […]

DLA Piper, Law Soc spearhead green drive

DLA Piper and the Law Society have joined forces with law firms and in-house counsel across the country to launch a green alliance. The two, together with social campaign group Business in the Community, set up the coalition, called the Legal Sector Alliance, in an attempt to drive environmental sustainability in the legal sector. DLA […]

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