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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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Clifford Chance adds judge to Paris tax practice

Clifford Chance has boosted its Paris tax team with the hire of French judge Laurent Vallée as of counsel. Before joining Clifford Chance, Vallée was a judge in the Conseil d’Etat, the French administrative Supreme Court. Vallée will be in charge of the tax litigation group at the UK firm’s Paris office. His practice will […]

Islamic finance rainmaker’s departure threatens to leave Dechert high and dry

Islamic finance partner Abradat Kamalpour’s exit from Dechert (as reported on TheLawyer.com, 21 August) has led to the ­collapse of the firm’s core London Islamic finance practice, with two of Kamal­pour’s assistants moving to external posts in the Middle East and a trainee joining him at Ashurst. Associate Grant Collins is looking to go in-house […]

Withy King swallows Oxford’s Marshall & Galpin

South West firm Withy King has merged with Oxford-based Marshall & Galpin. Withy King swallows Oxford’s Marshall & Galpin” />South West firm Withy King has merged with Oxford-based Marshall & Galpin. Withy King was ranked at number 141 in The Lawyer’s UK 200 Annual Report 2008 after posting turnover of £13.3m at the 2007-08 year […]

Getting on your Wiki

Tulkinghorn was gripped by professional envy when one of his scribes discovered that Ashurst’s latest hire, Abradat Kamalpour, who joins the firm from Dechert, has his very own Wikipedia page. This is a far greater honour than that afforded to Mr Tulkinghorn ­himself, who is surely a character of far greater legal and historical ­significance […]

DLA Piper joint chief exec Lee Miller re-elected

DLA Piper joint chief exec Lee Miller re-elected” />DLA Piper joint chief executive Lee Miller (pictured) has been elected to serve another four years as head of the firm’s US operations. The announcement means the leadership of the firm is likely to remain unchanged until at least 2013. This week it was revealed that UK-based […]

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