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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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Clifford Chance partner to chair ICC arbitration court

The beleaguered International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration in Paris has appointed replacement chairmen, following the current chairman’s recent shock resignation. Current chairman Pierre Tercier, who will leave the post on 30 June, will be succeeded by Salans co-founder Carl Salans as interim chairman. Salans will be replaced by Clifford Chance’s global […]

Smaller and regional firms savour their portion of the PEP limelight

Last week was the turn of smaller and regional firms to share the Top of the PEPs limelight on TheLawyer. com. Birmingham-based Martineau Johnson recorded an astonishing 48 per cent rise in profit per equity partner (PEP) from £176,000 to £260,000. Apart from Salans’ 107.6 per cent rise in PEP, Martineaus now has the distinction […]

Touching the voids

The prospect of a downturn is bringing the South East’s property investors – and their lawyers – a fresh set of challenges, says Stephen Hedley The South East has, over the past 10 years, been one of the UK’s most successful regions, consistently outperforming the rest of the UK in terms of economic activity and […]

The Lawyer Awards winners 2004: where are they now?

We have reached 2004 in our countdown to The Lawyer Awards 2008. Each week we are taking a look at some former winners and charting how their careers have progressed. Management Team of the Year: Addleshaw Goddard picked up the award in this category for the bedding down of arguably one of the most successful […]

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