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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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Squires strikes for five City hires

Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) has brought in a Paul Hastings lawyer to kickstart a City funds practice, while also replenishing its real estate practice with a Gowling WLG team. The practice will focus on real estate funds, private equity funds and pensions funds. Paul Hastings associate Steven Ward is joining as partner, having first arrived […]

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Clifford Chance drives strategy to unite Continental European offices

Clifford Chance is spearheading a strategy that will see its Continental European offices brought into a single profit and loss account, The Lawyer can reveal. The project, internally known as ‘One Europe’, has been developed by the firm’s senior leadership in a bid to treat its offices across the UK and Continental Europe as a single team, […]

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