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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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Changes to legislation aimed at providing incentives for hydrocarbon production at offshore deposits

On 30 September 2013, Russia’s president signed into law Law No. 268-FZ, which amends the Tax Code, the Customs Duties Law and the Continental Shelf Law, with the aim of providing incentives for hydrocarbon production at subsoil sites situated within the following boundaries: inland seas and/or territorial waters of the Russian Federation; and/or     the continental shelf […]

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HSF environmental partner quits to rejoin Hogan Lovells

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) environmental partner Louise Moore has quit the firm to rejoin Hogan Lovells. The move was announced in an internal email this morning, informing partners that Moore will rejoin the London office in early 2014. She has been a partner with HSF since 2007, after joining Hogan Lovells as a trainee in […]

DLA Piper and CMS Cameron McKenna win TrustLaw Collaboration Award

DLA Piper has announced that, together with CMS Cameron McKenna, it has won the TrustLaw Collaboration Award for its work with the Anti-Domestic Violence Network/Beijing Fanbao (China), supporting advocacy for anti-domestic violence legislation in China.  The TrustLaw Connect Awards celebrate pro bono projects undertaken by legal teams with high-impact organisations around the world. DLA Piper and CMS Cameron McKenna […]

Healthy living trend ‘should be balanced against UK consumer choice’

Gillian Harkess, food and drink regulation expert at Eversheds, has commented on calls to introduce a tax on soft drinks in the UK. Harkess said that the focus on healthy living is a trend not limited to Europe, with the US seeing an increase in consumer health litigation against the food and drink industry. She […]

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