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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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Cobbetts partner made honorary German counsul

Cobbetts partner Mark Green has been appointed as the German honorary consul for Manchester. The role means that Green is the principal contact for German citizens in the Manchester region seeking consular assistance. He will also represent German business interests in the area. Green qualified as a ‘Rechtsanwalt’ in Germany in 1996, and is already […]

Ditz blitz

The LAWYER’s grapevine email bulletin last week on business development seemed to strike a nerve with more than a few readers. It certainly generated a ton of feedback, some of it positive. Tulkinghorn’s particular favourite comes courtesy of our good friend Daniel Tunkel of SJ Berwin, who kindly took the trouble to put Tulkinghorn’s illiterate scribe […]

Big fish for fat cats

While Tulkinghorn is on the subject of ‘sport’, The Lawyers’ Fishing Club (www.lawfish.com) is hosting its annual beginners’ day this Saturday (9 April). Tickets are a measly £28, for which you get the use of tackle and receive tuition and two fish. What you do with the fish is, apparently, up to you. Contact Nick […]

Wilmer Cutler records impressive £870K PEP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has posted average profit per equity partner (PEP) of $870,000 in its first full financial year as a merged firm.The results compare favourably with the average PEP of $780,000 at pre-merger Wilmer Cutler and $810,000 at Hale and Dorr.The firm’s turnover for 2004 was $750m, up an impressive 14 […]

Halliwells launches PFI practice with hire from Robert Muckle

Muckle” />Halliwells has poached Neil Wilson, currently head of construction at Newcastle firm Robert Muckle, to kick-start the development of a PFI practice. Wilson, who is dual-qualified in England and Scotland, has 10 years of PFI experience. As well as heading Robert Muckle’s construction practice, Wilson has been a partner at Scottish construction firm MacRoberts […]

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