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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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Baker & McKenzie’s former City managing partner Gary Senior has been elected to succeed corporate partner Beatriz Araujo on the firm’s executive committee. Senior stood down as managing partner last November after a decade in the role to continue his work as an M&A partner at the firm (12 November 2012). His successor, Paul Rawlinson, […]

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Cyber security: In search of cyber confidence

Work with cyber threats rather than being paralysed by them, says CSC’s Sam Visner One of the largest US defence contractors, Computer Sciences Corp (CSC), has provided traditional IT solutions since 1959, but is now moving in the direction of cyber, cloud computing and Big Data. Sam Visner, vice-president and lead cyber executive at CSC, […]

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China cracks down on securities violations as several firms fined

Some of China’s largest firms, including Dacheng, JunZeJun and Jingtian & Gongcheng, are among the first to feel the pinch as the country’s stock markets regulator gets tough on accounting fraud in the domestic market. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has fined one of China’s largest law firm Dacheng a total of RMB1.5m (£154,000) […]

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