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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Gary Summers

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Nine sign up with insurer to advise on crisis-busting

Nine top law firms, including one US practice, have been placed on a panel to provide emergency advice to companies faced with embarrassing scandals which could hit their share price. Insurer AIG (Europe) has developed a new “crisis containment” policy which gives companies 30 days free legal, PR and other advice in the event of […]

Govt stakeholder pensions attacked

Simmons & Simmons and Hammond Suddards have added their voices to the chorus of criticism of the Government’s proposals for “stakeholder pensions”. Social security minister John Denham last month issued a consultative document setting out its aim to create “stakeholder pensions” to provide pensions for people without good occupational pension schemes. In a paper responding […]

In brief: Berwins elected adviser to Legal & General

City firm Berwin Leighton has been chosen, in an extensive selection process involving 12 firms, to join Lawrence Graham as the sole provider of property legal services to Legal & General Assurance Society.

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