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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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Sinclair Roche & Temperley has made a successful application to replace the employment tribunal in its acrimonious case against two former partners. In a hearing on 21 November, Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) president Mr Justice Burton granted the application, and postponed the case’s review. The case had originally been set down for a 10-day review, […]

Bird & Bird scoop two partners

Lewis Silkin has lost head of employee incentives and partner Guy Abbiss to Bird & Bird, where he will lead the employee benefits and incentives team. Abbiss will remain a consultant at Lewis Silkin until February 2006. Bird & Bird has also recruited Richards Butler film finance associate David Quli (left) as a partner. He […]

Kilpatrick’s London cuts herald firmwide review

Kilpatrick Stockton has all but completed the downsizing of its London office, with former partners warning that the overhaul is likely to be rolled out to the firm’s wider network. It is understood that all of the London office’s support staff have been let go, except one catering employee, and most of the partners have […]

Management

Matt Byrne on issues facing management in the last month:

Assistant departure rate figures at alarming high
Return to form on the cards for firms’ 2005-06 revenue results n Wragge reshuffles corporate practice
Lovells’ global exec squeezed

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