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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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A feeling of security

With the rise in web-based legal transactions, law firms are becoming increasingly conscious of online security. Fenella Quinn reports on the concerns and the latest developments in e-security If you or I contemplated the idea of some unpleasant youth hacking into our personal email, we would probably dismiss the notion without too much concern, knowing […]

Weil Gotshal partner quits to join MoFo

Silicon Valley firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) is poised to boost its London office with the arrival of a new telecoms partner from Weil Gotshal & Manges. David Naylor is a four-year qualified senior associate at the London office of Weil Gotshal but is talking to MoFo about a partnership after the firm lost its […]

Slaughters makes M&A comeback

Julia Cahill reports on Slaughters’ success in the latest M&A half-year league tables and asks: where is Lovells?

A&O eyes up south London for new site

Allen & Overy may have become the first magic circle firm to move south of the river when it is pushed out of its One New Change headquaters in 2006. Landlord the Bank of England has announced plans to sell the site when the lease runs out. The firm has set up a subcommittee to […]

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