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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.


No5 Chambers’ Hashi Mohamed successful in defending grant of planning permission

Hashi Mohamed of No5 Chambers has been successful in defending Gedling Borough Council’s grant of permission to one of two proposals in the borough. The development proposed was for the ‘demolition of dwelling and outbuildings, and the proposed development of a crematorium building, with memorial woodland, landscaping, access, parking, nature conservation enhancement works and associated matters’. The appeal proposal by […]


The Waterside Inn, Bray

I’m not sure if you’re allowed to eat here under the age of 50. Other than Oslo Court, it’s the most oldie-friendly place I’ve been to in some time. I’d tried a number of times to get a reservation and it was only by actually turning up in person that I managed to get in […]

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Squire Patton Boggs plumps for legacy Patton Boggs associate in Saudi

Squire Patton Boggs has chosen legacy Patton Boggs’ Saudi associate firm Khalid Al-Thebity as its local representative, leaving legacy Squire Sanders’ affiliate to pursue independence. Riyadh-headquartered Al-Enezee was the affiliate of legacy Squire Sanders before the merger with Patton Boggs in June this year (27 May 2014). The firm confirmed today (19 August) that Al-Enezee […]


Allen & Overy wins spot among US firms on Walgreen’s £5.6bn buyout of Boots

Allen & Overy has won a spot alongside a raft of US giants to advise on Walgreen’s £5.6bn acquisition of its remaining stake in Alliance Boots. US drugstore chain Walgreens is set to buy the 55 per cent stake in Swiss-owned Alliance Boots that it does not already own for $13.5bn in cash and stock. […]

Eversheds represents Hansa Bygg in construction contract appeal

In December 2013, NCC Construction was awarded the contract in the Municipality of Kalmar’s evaluation of the submitted tenders for the construction of a new fire station in Kalmar. Hansa Bygg, which was ranked second in the evaluation and was represented by Eversheds Stockholm, claimed that NCC Construction’s bid should have been disqualified since it […]

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