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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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White & Case in litigation hiring spree

Three new partners in New York join from Dewey Ballantine White & Case is continuing its litigation recruitment drive by taking on three highly rated Dewey Ballantine partners in New York. The hires follow the recent recruitment of six litigation associates from top tier firms in London. The three partners joining the firm’s New York […]

Lovells set for management shake-up as governance review bites

More representation for global businesses; Sleigh named as new London managing partner Lovells has completed a radical governance review which will see the management function split into two and concentrate power in the hands of the international executive. The review also creates a number of new management positions, with litigation partner Russell Sleigh steps up […]

Shoosmiths hires five for corporate push

Shoosmiths has bolstered corporate with the arrival five new recruits. Nicola Blair of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft will join as a partner; associates Rosemary Klein (intellectual property) of Tite & Lewis, Lindsay Millar (tax) from Hammonds, Katy Jarrah-Layegh (corporate) of Nabarro Nathanson and Emma Gibson (corporate) of Coffin Mew & Clover all also join this […]

Union blues

If anyone deserves to survive the economic downturn with jobs and reputations intact it is trade union lawyers, says Keith Miles, as for much less money, they do much more good If, during an idle moment (only kidding), you type the words ‘history of trade unions’ into the Google search engine on the internet, you […]

Clarification

In the 28 October issue, it was incorrectly reported that Beachcroft Wansbroughs was guilty of overcharging Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA) and ordered to repay fees. We would like to clarify that the firm accepted that it could not prove compliance with Rule 15 and reached an amicable settlement directly with ISHA.

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