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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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Khaitan & Co advises GA Global Investments on sale of equity shares

Khaitan & Co has advised GA Global Investments in relation to the sale of 6,500,000 equity shares of IndusInd Bank by way of a block trade for approximately $66.3m (£42m). Global Investments is a mutual fund company incorporated in Bermuda and listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading (SGX-ST). Executive director Sudhir Bassi and partner Arindam […]

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Freshfields makes “radical” global corporate and litigation head appointments

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle.  Both Pugh and Braham are standing down at the end of their terms this year and will be replaced by a new […]

Private equity lawyers from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advise LDC on Eley buyout

Private equity specialists from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co have advised mid-market private equity house LDC on its £42m buyout of Eley Group. Eley Group manufactures .22LR rounds for the target shooting market. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co advised LDC on the terms of Eley Group’s acquisition from global engineering business IMI, as well as on […]

Plastic payment boom may expose gaps in legal framework, says Eversheds

Alastair Harris, associate in the commercial practice and financial services group at Eversheds, has commented on the news that spending on plastic hit a record high this summer. Harris said: ‘A new digital era for financial institutions is in play. With the proliferation of innovative payment solutions, such as contactless cards and mobile banking, and […]

Europe

European moves: 16 October 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Dentons has hired the former head of EU competition law at Scottish firm Brodies, Mark Clough QC, to its Brussels office as senior counsel (3 October 2014). Clough headed Brodies’ competition team from 2011 until May this year. Before joining […]

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