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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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Has Osborne Clarke lost its way in the City?

The technology slump has done nothing to help the firm conquer London. Three years ago, Osborne Clarke‘s London office seemed to be doing everything right. Those were the glory days, a time that played massively to the strengths of Osborne Clarke’s technology and media client base. Yet while growth has continued to be a priority […]

The story so far

Last week, The US Law Firms in London Salary Survey, produced by recruitment consultants Taylor Root with The Lawyer, revealed that the number of UK associates promoted to partner in US firms had decreased by 10 per cent this year. US firms promoted 70 per cent of their partner entry-level UK associates this year, compared […]

Pinsents partner defects to Lee Crowder

Pinsent Curtis Biddle’s Birmingham office has lost another property partner to Lee Crowder. Eleanor Deady is due to join the Birmingham-based firm in June. Last month, Pinsents lost property partner Jon Austin who resigned to join Lee Crowder as its new property department head. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews, 15 April

Shooting stars

Despatches from the high life, part 362: Tulkinghorn is perturbed to hear that Taylor Wessing partner Dominic Fitzpatrick (bottom) may be joining the glitterati – but not through his own efforts. A chance remark in the school playground meant that his son was asked to make up the numbers in a catalogue shoot with some […]

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