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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.



Pillsbury taps Paul Hastings for Beijing office launch

San Francisco firm Pillsbury has launched a Beijing base after taking a two-partner team from US rival Paul Hastings. Corporate and securities lawyers David Livdahl and Jenny Jia Sheng, who are also admitted to practise in California and New York respectively, are expected to bring three associates across with them. In addition to his work […]

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Bevan Brittan makes it two in a row as London’s Barnet and Harrow awarded local authority ABS

The London boroughs of Harrow and Barnet, which recently merged their legal groups, have become the second local authority in-house team to be awarded an alternative business structure (ABS) licence, following Buckinghamshire County Council last week.  Yesterday the merged legal team of Harrow and Barnet councils HB Public Law (HBPL), which was advised by Bevan Brittan […]


Boyes Turner sees PEP rocket in 2013/14 after ending tripartite merger talks

Thames Valley firm Boyes Turner, which pulled out of merger talks with legacy Blake Lapthorn and Morgan Cole last December, has reported strong results for the 2013/14 financial year. The Reading firm saw turnover rise by 5.7 per cent, up to £15.5m from £14.7m the previous year. Net profit rose by 16 per cent and […]

No5 team set to take part in Bristol Legal Walk

No5 Chambers has entered a team in the Bristol Legal Walk, which is taking place on 22 September 2014. The Bristol Legal Walk began in 2011. This year, Nick Fluck, president of the Law Society, Ashley Palminteri, president of the Bristol Law Society, Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, and the Lord Mayor will lead the […]

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