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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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CC raises NQ salaries to catch up with magic circle rivals

Clifford Chance has followed the lead of the other magic circle firms by raising salaries for newly qualified lawyers to £55,000. Clifford Chance is the last of the magic circle firms to announce its salary increase for the 2006-07 year. Newly qualified lawyers salaries have risen from £51,000 to £55,00, an increase of almost eight […]

Legal Services team braced for compulsory redundancies as RAC outsources solicitors

The RAC is dramatically slashing its Bristol-based Legal Services division in a move that affects 90 lawyers and staff. An ongoing review has resulted in the decision to outsource the division’s solicitors’ practice, which employs 46 lawyers and staff, as well as the 34-strong Uninsured Loss Recovery team. The employees concerned, who were informed of the decision […]

Best of both worlds

The influx of US investors into European leveraged finance has paved the way for a convergence between the two markets. Barbara Choi reports Not so long ago the US and European leveraged finance markets were distant cousins, bearing little resemblance to each other. If you turn back the clock in Europe just five years, the […]

International report

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, the largest domestic law firm in Russia, has its sights set on opening in London. As reported by The Lawyer (20 March), the firm is hoping to build its presence through barristers rather than solicitors. Managing partner Dimitry Afanasiev said his firm had decided to pursue the non-traditional route in […]

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