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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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Slaughters under fire in RAC case

Slaughter and May is embroiled in a case before the Court of Appeal today (20 November) that could have far-reaching implications for company law. The case concerns the Royal Automobile Club’s (RAC) £437m sale of its motoring services division in 1999 to Lex Services. The case has been brought by former RAC members against the […]

Opinion

It was fascinating being in New York as the US election debacle became unfolded. One of the interesting elements was the way in which this election has prompted all sorts of questions about the need in the US constitution for an electoral college where each state sends its delegates to elect the president. As we […]

The Leader column

There must be some glum faces at Kempson House right now. The failure of Norton Rose to push through a merger with German firm Gaedertz leaves it the only firm directly below the magic circle without a widespread European presence. Ashurst Morris Crisp is opening in Spain, and has chunky operations in France and Germany; […]

Dechert shuts down private client group

Dechert has closed its private client practice after losing its sole partner in the department to Withers. Ian Marsh, who has been with Dechert for 12 years, joins Withers today (20 November). The move is the latest in a series of senior lateral hires by Withers’ private client department, which took on Clive Cutbill from […]

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