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European Access Plan: Your gateway to business in the EU

On 24 December 2020, the UK officially left the European Union and, under the Brexit agreement, is now a third country to the EU, outside both the single market and customs union. The change means that UK-EU cross-border business activities are now subject to a number of trade barriers, including adjusted and strengthened border controls and additional administrative work.

Costs risk in appeals from the Irish tax appeals commission

The Finance (Tax Appeals) Act, 2015 introduced a new architecture for the hearing and determination of tax appeals. Amongst other changes, the Tax Appeals Commission (the “TAC”) replaced the Appeal Commissioners, with appeals directly to the High Court only on question(s) of law arising from the TAC’s determination (a ‘case stated’), rather than to the Circuit Court on the basis of a full rehearing of the tax appeal.

EAEU Treaty on trademarks comes into effect

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Treaty on Trademarks, Service Marks and Appellations of Origin of Goods came into effect on April 26, 2021. It serves as a foundation document for the formation of a regional system within EAEU territory.

Banking leaders discuss keeping pace with growth, digital transformation and driving operational efficiency

In a live webinar hosted by the Financial Times, Clare Hart, CEO of Williams Lea, joined two top operational leaders in the corporate and investment banking industry, David Sliney, Chief Operating Officer of investment bank, Stifel and Paul Poggi, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of specialist M&A advisor, Harris Williams, in a panel discussion on the intense pressure within corporate and investment banks to find better and more cost effective ways of running core support functions.

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Skadden zones in on 22 Bishopsgate for new HQ

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is lining up a move to 22 Bishopsgate, in a shift that could see it leave Canary Wharf after 20 years. The New York-headquartered firm is understood to have appointed JLL to advise on the move. It currently occupies more than 90,000 sq ft across five floors at 40 […]

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Kirkland takes more space in the Gherkin as headcount swells

Kirkland & Ellis has signed up for an extra floor in The Gherkin, The Lawyer understands, as its considerations around new London digs drag on. The US firm is understood to have signed a short-term, four-year lease that will also see it add the 27th floor to its real estate footprint. It is understood that […]

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