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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..

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Gateley Wareing has appointed Mike Ward (left) as its new head. Corporate partner Ward has taken over from Brendan McGeever (right) who has stepped down and will return to full-time fee earning. Under the firm’s strategy there is no managing partner and Ward will manage the firm’s six-lawyer management board.

Getting real

While the whole of the legal market has changed dramatically over the last five years or so, the world of the paralegal has been transformed. Once the preserve of the non-graduate, increasingly those with legal qualifications who are waiting to find the right training contract are taking refuge as paralegals. But the UK market has […]

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