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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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Pre-merger Howard Kennedy to cut 10 support staff roles

Howard Kennedy has put 10 support staff on redundancy consultation ahead of its planned merger with Finers Stephens Innocent (FSI). The firm said the redundancies were a result of a review of the firm’s internal structure and were not triggered by the merger talks with FSI. A statement read: “We’re continuously reviewing the structure of […]

European moves: 22 November 2012

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Luxembourg firm Arendt & Medernach has added to its corporate capabilities with the hire of a partner from Linklaters’ Luxembourg office, Laurent Schummer (6 November 2012). Schummer joins Arendt after six years as a partner at Linklaters, having joined legacy […]

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Despite Obama’s victory, US financial services sector may yet avoid death by over-regulation Raphael Grunfeld, partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn The worst fears of the financial services industry were realised at the moment Obama was re-elected as president. This second-term victory came about despite massive opposition from the US financial services industry. Obama’s re-election nails […]

Get off my land, Herbies

When Herbert Smith announced it was opening a Belfast office to aid its dispute resolution practice two years ago, it probably didn’t think it would soon be using the base for lawsuits going on purely between parties in the Australian outback. But that could almost be the reality if current plans to use the Northern […]

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