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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.


Shaheed Fatima

The day after yesterday

With the East Coast of America facing up to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Blackstone Chambers barrister Shaheed Fatima shares her experiences of life under lockdown in the Big Apple Tuesday, 30 October: the day after Sandy hit Manhattan. Greenwich Village does not look like itself. There are no lights on, no neon signs. There […]

Clarke Willmott transforms IT with £2m investment

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has embarked on a major IT investment, using IT specialist Tikit to upgrade its back-office hardware and desktops across its six offices around the country. Clarke Willmott has just begun transferring the Bristol office onto an upgraded platform running the latest software on brand-new servers; its five other offices […]


Addleshaws secures a High Court win for Berezovsky

Addleshaw Goddard has secured a High Court victory for Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky after Mr Justice Floyd granted him summary judgment against Aeroflot Russian Airlines. The ruling means that Aeroflot is not entitled to enforce in England a judgment obtained in Russia in 2011 in the Golovinsky District Court. Addleshaws partners John Kelleher and Mark […]

Patrick Elliot

Rubin v Eurofinance: A victory for common sense?

As was reported last week (24 October 2012), the Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated judgment in Rubin v Eurofinance (see judgment here). In considering whether overseas insolvency orders can be enforced automatically under the common law where the English defendant has not submitted to jurisdiction overseas, or alternatively under the Cross-Border Insolvency […]


FFW gears up to take Osborne Clarke talks forward

Senior management figures at Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) are set to report back to partners about the firm’s potential £200m merger with Osborne Clarke at its annual partnership meeting next month as tie-up talks steamroll ahead. FFW has scheduled its regular partners’ conference on 30 November at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, with partners expecting […]

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