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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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Keal, Tony – Hot 100

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Chakrabati, Shami – Hot 100

Since Shami Chakrabati took over as Liberty’s director in September 2003, the human rights organisation has lived through one of the most challenging periods of its existence. With the crackdown on terrorism and continued concerns over the Government’s immigration policy, it has had to stand as a forthright campaigner on Government policy, both in the […]

Law Soc ups certificate fee to meet extra costs

The practising certificate fee looks set to rise again next year following the Law Society Council’s approval of a £94.8m budget for 2005 at its last council meeting. The budget, approved for 1 January to 31 December 2005, takes into account an extra £2.3m required to meet new complaints-handling targets requested by the Legal Services […]

Steptoe & Johnson opens in New York

Washington DC-based Steptoe & Johnson has opened a New York office with two new partners. Securities and derivatives litigation partner John Lovi joins Steptoe from McDermott Will & Emery. Evan Barr has rejoined Steptoe after a long spell in government service, where he was assistant US attorney and chief of the major crimes unit of […]

Christmas mammaries

The award for the least politically correct Christmas card goes to entertainment specialist David Wineman. Modesty prevents Tulkinghorn from publishing said item, but suffice it to say that the missive featured two attractive – and undeniably bare-breasted – ladies frolicking in the snow. Gleaming delightedly from a rear window was none other than music partner Irving […]

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