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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.


Schoenherr advises Laakman Holding on increase of participation in C-QUADRAT

Schoenherr has advised Laakman Holding Ltd on the increase of its participation in the listed fund company C-QUADRAT Investment AG from 9.4 per cent to 18.4 per cent. Through this transaction, Laakman became the core shareholder of C-QUADRAT. The increase of the participation was effected through the acquisition of a shareholdings from Alexander Svoboda Privatstiftung, […]

Walker Morris advises Straight on sale to One Fifty One subsidiary for £10.7m

Corporate lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Straight on its sale to a subsidiary of Irish outfit One Fifty One for approximately £10.7m. The deal, effected by way of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006, represents a 66 per cent premium on the share price of Straight immediately prior […]

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JP Morgan Chase retail GC exits bank

JPMorgan Chase & Co’s retail-banking general counsel Matthew Biben has left the bank three years after joining. Consumer and community banking general counsel Biben left the bank in June. He has been replaced by global head of litigation and acting consumer and community general counsel Jill Centella. Biben headed up the legal function for a […]

Gateley raises thousands for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan

Following a year of fundraising activity, Gateley has raised almost £13,500 for its 2013–14 national charity Anthony Nolan. Anthony Nolan, now in its 40th anniversary year, was the world’s first bone marrow register. The blood cancer charity matches people willing to donate their bone marrow to patients in need of a transplant. Over the course of a […]

No5 Chambers set to hold annual employment seminars in Birmingham and London

No5 Chambers’ employment group will be holding its annual employment seminars on 3 October 2014 in Birmingham and 17 October 2014 in London. Barristers from the 32-strong group will be giving talks on topics including amendments to TUPE, disability and employer’s knowledge, zero-hours contracts, top tips to consider in a High Court injunction application, and unfair dismissal […]

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