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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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Sweden’s Mannheimer strengthens employment with Linklaters hire

Sweden’s largest firm, Mannheimer Swartling, is boosting its employment team with the hire of Linklaters’ local employment head Anders Nordstrom. Nordström has been a partner and head of the Nordic employment team at Linklaters since 2001, and has also headed the firm’s Swedish litigation group in the past. He advises the state and corporates on […]

Challenge to fees charged by lenders in the Czech Republic

Over the last few months, the lawfulness of certain fees charged by Czech retail lenders to their borrowers has been challenged. Tens of thousands of customers have reportedly claimed that fees they paid should be refunded. Several first-instance decisions have been issued that ruled that fees were charged unlawfully and should be refunded. These decisions […]

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