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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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Alive and kicking

Canada Life UK may have been lying low for a while but the acquisitive company is ever on the lookout for that perfect purchase. Naomi Rovnick discovers it is still a client to watch Stable but quiet would be a good way to describe this client to external law firms. Canada Life UK is one […]

Wall Street strength shows through as Valley sees dramatic IPO slump

Wilson Sonsini retains top spot with only six deals; Cooley Godward only other West Coast firm to make top 10 table Initial Public Offering (IPO) activity in the US has all but collapsed from the heights of 2000.Tables from IPO.com reveal that in terms of the number of IPOs acted on, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & […]

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The news that McGrigor Donald has lost a chunk of its London property team to Altheimer & Gray is threatening to cast a nasty shadow over an almost fallout-free merger deal with K-Legal; and the fact that they are all sharing the same external PR agency must have made for some interesting conversations on damage […]

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