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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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Pinsent Masons’ move to set up a training contract focused on the Middle East underlines the commitment that firms have to make to grow their own talent, rather than relying on laterals. Hogan Lovells did the same in Moscow and Davis Polk in Hong Kong: who’s next? Pinsents launches joint UK and Middle East training […]

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Amazon swoops in on City in bid to build Europe legal capability

E-commerce giant Amazon is bulking up its legal capability in Europe, with lawyers from Allen & Overy (A&O), Eversheds and Moneygram the latest to join. Eversheds senior associate Ben Cavender and Moneygram senior legal counsel Oleysa Leary are both expected to join Amazon next month. Cavender is understood to be relocating to Luxembourg in order to manage […]

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Hogan Lovells scraps co-head model as Immelt rejigs management committee

Hogan Lovells new CEO Steve Immelt has overhauled the firm’s International Management Committee (IMC), scrapping its co-head model four years after its merger. According to sources Immelt decided it was the “right time” to drop the firm’s dual management structure, with co-heads of corporate Andrew Skipper and Stuart Stein to be replaced by Baltimore-based partner […]

Nabarro launches in Manchester with Addleshaws trio

Wish you were here? That’s the legal market’s proverbial postcard from Manchester, the front image now featuring a Nabarro office with three Addleshaw Goddard partners inside. Nabarro’s step into Manchester follows a number of events. It comes weeks after BLP opened a hub in the city, the same week that Manchester City won the Premier […]

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Legal Harmony: Devonshires Solicitors

Devs Singers were initially formed in 2012 by Eileen Macqueen as part of Devonshires’ corporate social responsibility programme. Eileen is assisted in the running of the choir by Alice Overton – who managed to recruit me at the Introductory drinks even before my first day of work – and Simon Worley who is our deeds […]

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