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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.


Dickinson Dees boss steps down

Dickinson Dees boss steps down” />The long-serving managing partner of Newcastle’s largest firm, Dickinson Dees’ Neil Braithwaite has stepped down. After a lauded 10 year reign Braithwaite has passed the crown to Jonathan Blair, who has been partner with the firm since Braithtwaite’s tenure began. Blair commented: “He’s done it for ten years – poor […]

Addleshaws advises on Reliance purchase

Addleshaw Goddard has acted for Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co on its acquisition of Metalweb, having received the instruction on the recommendation of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Corporate finance partner Charles Penney led the team acting for the company, which is headquartered in Los Angeles and is one of the largest metals service centre companies […]

Norton Rose Middle East links spark Tokyo launch

Norton Rose is to open an office in Tokyo before Christmas to take advantage of Japanese companies investing in the Middle East. While no launch date has been set, the office will support Japanese-backed projects in the Middle East and will target sponsors and financial institutions, as first revealed on (4 October). Norton Rose […]

Christie’s appoints Deeming as GC

Former Linde general counsel Nick Deeming has resurfaced as group general counsel of auction house Christie’s after leaving the energy company last month. Deeming will be based in London and report to CEO Edward Dolman. He will be responsible for the group’s legal and compliance functions worldwide, serving as a member of the group management […]

General Electric launches European M&A panel

General Electric has launched its first ever European M&A panel, handing places to Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. General Electric (GE) has launched its first ever European M&A panel, handing coveted places to Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Slaughter and May and […]

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