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Latest Briefings

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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Coudert partner joins ICC arbitration court

Coudert Brothers’ Paris partner Michael Polkinghorne has been appointed to the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Polkinghorne joins colleague Jingzhou Tao, managing partner of the firm’s Beijing office, as a member of the court. His term commences on 1 January 2003.

Theodores rocked by double defection as corporate partners head to Salans

Theodore Goddard has been hit by two further departures in the torrent of partner defections that has hit the firm since the collapse of the Salans merger talks last year Corporate partners Graham Stedman and Paul Salmon are joining Salans hot on the heels of employment team Peter Cooke and Jane Bullen (The Lawyer, 2 […]

Corporate deals round-up

Memery Crystal (Lesley Gregory) has completed its first acquisition for Daniel Stewart & Company, the broker to Centurion Electronics, in connection with its AIM admission and share issue. Finers Stephens Innocent advised Centurion. Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Graham Middlemiss) has advised internet-based education provider Goal on its acquisition of the business and certain assets and liabilities […]

Sutti Milan eyes South and Central America

Studio Legale Sutti has launched a Latin desk at its head office in Milan to target markets in South and Central America Sutti is reviewing and expanding its best-friends network in the region. It already works with Argentinian firm Allende & Brea to advise Italian holders of Argentinian bonds in relation to the restructuring of […]

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