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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.


Anti-suit injunction granted to project arbitration agreement

In the case of Boris Bannai v Eitan Shlomo Erez (trustee in bankruptcy of Eli Reifman) [2013] EWHC 3689 (Comm), 26 November 2013, the English commercial court denied an application to set aside an anti-suit injunction restraining the defendant from pursuing litigation against the claimant in Israeli courts, where the agreement between the parties contained […]

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — February 2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group. Contents Betting and gaming  US: draft legislation aims to prohibit internet gambling Broadcasting  France: clarifying the regulatory regime applicable to radio broadcasters in cases of change of direct or indirect control US: Supreme Court to hear broadcasters’ […]

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Net debt drops 32 per cent at DLA Piper International

DLA Piper International’s net debt dropped by 32 per cent in 2012/13, according to the firm’s latest LLP filings. While the firm’s cash at bank reduced by 14.9 per cent from £35.1m to £29.9m, borrowings also dropped by 37 per cent resulting in a £15m decrease in net debt from £47.5m to £32.4m. The LLPs […]

Harrison, PPI and unfair relationship revisited

The Court of Appeal has revisited the issue of unfair relationship in payment protection insurance (PPI) claims where the payment of commission was not disclosed. The two conjoined appeals were Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd and Conlon v Black Horse Ltd. Conlon argued that her claim could be distinguished from Harrison as the court had accepted that […]

DLA Piper announces new global co-chairmen Sir Nigel Knowles and Roger Meltzer

DLA Piper has announced that Sir Nigel Knowles and Roger Meltzer will become global co-chairmen of the firm, effective from 1 January 2015. In addition, Simon Levine and Cameron ‘Jay’ Rains will become global co-chief executive officers of the firm, also effective 1 January 2015. Meltzer and Knowles will succeed DLA Piper’s current global co-chairs, Tony […]

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