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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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Awards that crash the corporate ceiling

I was speaking to a partner at a major international firm last week who professed himself a little baffled. “Clyde & Co won Law Firm of the Year?” he said. “But I don’t know them at all!” Said partner is – you will be unsurprised to hear – an M&A specialist at a household-name law firm.

Barrister of the Year 2016: Ben Emmerson QC

Matrix Chambers’ Ben Emmerson QC has been at the centre of several high-profile cases, the most prominent of which was representing the family of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in one of the most high-profile court cases in British history. The backdrop to the case is well known. Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who had also […]

Conyers advises Markit on $13bn merger with IHS

Conyers Dill & Pearman advised Markit Ltd. on the Bermuda law aspects of its $13bn merger with IHS Inc. Markit became the holding company for the combined groups and was renamed IHS Markit Ltd. (Nasdaq: INFO). The merger was completed on 12 July and creates a global leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for […]

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