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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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BDO ordered to release Halliwells’ Deloitte files

A group of 34 former Halliwells fixed-share partners (FSPs) have won a High Court battle against the failed firm’s liquidators, BDO, after the court ordered the defendant to disclose previously withheld documents concerning the administration. Irwin Mitchell insolvency partner Chris Jones was instructed by the group last summer (15 August 2011) to bat off claims […]

Stehlin & Associés, former Osborne Clarke alliance firm, moves into Shanghai

Stehlin & Associés, until earlier this year the French arm of Osborne Clarke’s European alliance, has moved into Shanghai in cooperation with Belgian firm De Wolf & Partners. Stehlin has hired Bruno Lefébure as a partner to lead its Chinese ambitions. Lefébure was previously a partner with French firm Bignon Lebray, in charge of its […]

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Russian oligarchs, price-fixing, TV trademarks and insider dealing are keeping the courts busy in a post-crunch litigation boom. Katy Dowell provides an update on 2012’s top disputes The start of the legal year will bring with it some of the most anticipated and fiercely fought cases of the year. Hot on the heels of one […]

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