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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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Jane Hider from DLA Piper receives best transport lawyer award from Euromoney

Jane Hider, a partner at DLA Piper, has been awarded best lawyer in the transport and logistics category at the 2013 Euromoney LMG Australasia Women in Business Law Awards, held last week in Sydney. Hider has extensive experience in the procurement and delivery of Australian infrastructure projects, especially in the transport, water and renewable energy sectors. […]

Robocalls: vicarious liability of franchisors under the TCPA

By Barry M Heller In a FranCast issued last year, we reported on a case called Carolyn Anderson v Domino’s Pizza Inc, in which a district court dismissed a claim filed under a state version of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In that case, a consumer sought to hold a franchisor liable for […]

Cowan and Meyer from DLA Piper named in list of top 30 real estate lawyers

DLA Piper has announced that Stephen Cowan, managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, and Michael Meyer, managing partner of the Los Angeles office, have been named in the Daily Journal’s 2013 list of top 30 real estate transactional lawyers. The editors of the Daily Journal identified the 30 top real estate attorneys in California through […]

Lawyers trailing bankers even further in fees stakes

It’s not great news for lawyers. Financial adviser and brokers’ fees on public M&A were double the legal fees during the same period, ringing in at £46.1m and £26.1m respectively. In fact, legal fees accounted for only 26.3 per cent of the total M&A fee figure of £99.3m. In total, 18 takeover offers for publicly […]

Talent wars

Asia disputes head Gavin Lewis is planning to leave the firm for rival Linklaters. Having been in Hong Kong since 1998 Lewis took partnership in 2000 and has built a strong following in the regulatory arena. HSF has been left somewhat depleted in the Hong Kong financial services regulatory team. The firm has just one […]

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