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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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Former Howard Kennedy boss Mark Dembovsky has joined Doughty Street Chambers as chief executive, it has emerged. Dembovsky left the firm in late 2013, less than a year after he orchestrated its merger with Finers Stephens Innocent, creating a £39m firm. He joined Doughty Street in late October, replacing former chief executive Robin Jackson who left […]

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3VB becomes latest set to appoint CEO after picking up Doughty Street head

Banking set 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) has become the latest chambers to appoint a chief executive following a restructure of its practice management team. Doughty Street chief executive Robin Jackson will take up the newly created role this summer after seven years at the civil liberties set. Jackson will work alongside senior practice manager Stephen […]

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Doughty Street restructures clerks’ room to focus on business development

Doughty Street has restructured its clerking team to focus on practice areas and beefed up its criminal team, adding 2 Hare Court’s Maurice MacSweeney as a new business development director. The set has added two other clerks to the criminal team as well as MacSweeney, splitting it into two teams of four. The set has […]

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George Clooney effect wreaks havoc on Doughty Street website

Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to upgrade its website hosting arrangements to cope with a surge in traffic following the nuptials of member Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood star George Clooney. The onslaught of hits resulting from the announcement of human rights barrister Alamuddin and actor Clooney’s engagement in April caused the website to crash […]

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