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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.



Can the Accutrainee model have any impact on diversity?

  Deemed by some a cut price training scheme, the new Accutrainee model claims to offer law firms a way of reducing recruitment costs, whilst not sacrificing headcount. Law firms, it appears, will be able to cut down on the number of training contracts they offer, and instead turn to Accutrainee for would be solicitors. […]


Bahraini firm Qays Zu’bi ramps up with local merger

Bahraini firm Qays H. Zu’bi Attorneys & Legal Consultants has announced plans to merge with local firm Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners. The tie-up will create an outfit of around 25 lawyers, including approximately four partners.  Name partner Qays Zu’bi set up his firm in 2001 after working for Hatim S. Zu’bi & Partners, his […]

Gary Watson

To guarantee or not to guarantee? An invalid question

After much deliberation the Court of Appeal has decided that a contractual requirement for an outgoing tenant’s guarantor to guarantee an assignee’s liability is invalid.  Phew, all clear on that now? Probably not, but what does this all mean for the property industry and its lawyers? – Written by Gary Watson, head of Olswang’s Real […]

Charlie Geffen

Ashurst turns to Allen & Overy for hire of first global HR director

Ashurst has created the role of global human resources (HR) director in a move to formalise the firm’s international HR operations. The firm has signed up a senior member of Allen & Overy’s (A&O) HR team for the role, which follows the announcement of a merger with Australian firm Blake Dawson. A&O associate director of […]

John Young

Hogan Lovells to move to single chairman as co-incumbent retires

Hogan Lovells has begun soundings for a single co-chair to replace John Young and Claudette Christian, who have shared the role since the merger between legacy firms Hogan & Hartson and Lovells in May 2010. Partners have been asked to nominate themselves or other potential candidates for the role of firm chair. The firm’s board […]

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