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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.

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Stephenson Harwood has announced flat revenues for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, with income unchanged at £51.4m. The firm cited “tough market conditions” for the static performance, which follows last year’s 4 per cent growth in first-half turnover (24 November 2012). The firm brought in fees worth £49.6m in the first half […]

Niri Shan

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Tough independent self-regulation would be the best proposal Lord Justice Leveson could put forward, says Niri Shan I believe that the continuing freedom of the press should remain the most important outcome of Lord Justice Leveson’s proposals when the first part of his report is published this Thursday. Having said that, change is necessary to […]

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The three main political parties will not shirk their responsibilities under the Leveson Report, hopes Dominic Crossley The phoney war has almost run its course. Thank God. Today my clients in the inquiry – the 50 or so Core Participant Victims (CPVs) – and I will finally read the feverishly anticipated Leveson Report. Within it […]

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Cash and carry-on

The argument that currency fluctuations affect revenue figures is pretty thin A graph of the euro-sterling exchange rate over the past year shows how the strength of the pound against the European currency has plummeted, from around 86p per euro in December 2011 to some 81p, with a trough of around 78p in mid-summer. This […]

Lord Justice Leveson
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The Leveson Report: what will it recommend?

Leading media lawyers have set out their expectations of Lord Justice Leveson ahead of the Thursday (29 November) publication of his inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press. Publication of the report comes after a year-long inquiry into the press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed the now-defunct News […]

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