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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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Pinsents hits targets with Addleshaws hire

The Manchester office of Pinsent Curtis Biddle has announced the appointment of Simon Masters as a partner in its corporate group Masters joins from Addleshaw Booth & Co’s corporate finance team. He is well known for his expertise in dealing with the market abuse and financial promotion regimes introduced by the Financial Services and Markets […]

Wessing turnover up 10 per cent

The German half of Taylor Wessing has posted a 10 per cent increase in turnover for the 2002 calendar year, to £44m The legacy Wessing equity partnership saw profits remain the same as 2001 at £250,000 per equity partner. Wessing formally merged with City firm Taylor Joynson Garrett (TJG) in September last year, but the […]

Eversheds ramps up real estate

Eversheds is pushing ahead with the development of an international real estate and finance practice The firm has hired a partner and three assistants from SG Archibald, the former French arm of Andersen Legal. Kristine Karsten is dual-qualified in France and the US. She joins Paris real estate partner Alexandre de Goüyon Matignon and six […]

CC Paris acts for Agricole on acquisition of Lyonnais

Investment in French competition capability pays off Clifford Chance’s Paris office has snared Crédit Agricole as an antitrust client through new lateral hire Claude Lazarus. Clifford Chance is advising alongside corporate lawyers at Bredin Prat on Agricole’s e19.5bn (£12.7bn) acquisition of Credit Lyonnais, the largest French M&A deal of 2002. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton […]

Akin Gump boosts London with two lawyers

Akin Gump has relocated New York funds partner David Billings to the UK to set up a new hedge funds practice. As well as Billings, the firm has recruited Dechert lawyer Simon Thomas as counsel.

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