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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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Liverpool lawyer gets jail sentence

A SOLICITOR who stole u66,000 from the accounts of deceased clients to pay his grandmother’s nursing home bills and to finance his life-style was jailed for two years. Liverpool Crown Court heard last week how Paul Edwards was caught out by his former bosses after stealing u8,500, which he repaid by taking from another firm […]

The rules in tug-of-laws cases

In the emotionally charged world of child abduction cases it is vital that the parties have as full an appreciation as possible of the working of the jurisdiction in which they are involved. That need, is stressed by David Sterrett of Margaret Bennett’s specialist family law practice based in London. They must be aware that […]

Residents await Docklands' judgement

Docklands residents are awaiting judgement from Judge Richard Harvey QC on whether they can proceed with a damages claim for television interference allegedly caused by the Canary Wharf development. Judge Harvey is expected to hand down his judgement during the holiday period. The Court will decide whether the English legal system can protect an individual’s […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 02/08/94

Challenging subpoena duces tecum for irregularity Khanna v Lovell White Durrant (1994) . (Ch.D (Sir Donald Nicholls V-C) 5.7.94.) Summary: Validity of subpoena duces tecum requiring documents to be produced before the date of the main trial confirmed under the court’s inherent jurisdiction. Application by subpoena’d witness to set aside a subpoena duces tecum where […]

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