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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.



Dentons UKMEA CEO Matthew Jones to step down after landmark Dacheng merger

Dentons CEO Matthew Jones has told the firm’s UKMEA board that he will not seek reappointment when his four-year term ends in March 2015. According to the firm, Jones said that after Denton’s recent merger with Chinese firm Dacheng (22 January 2015), the “time is right for a new UKMEA CEO to take the helm” […]


Hogan Lovells posts 3.6 per cent rise in 2014 revenue to $1.78bn

Hogan Lovells has posted a 3.6 per cent rise in global revenue to $1.779bn (£1.16bn) in 2014 in its year-end firm-wide results. The rate of growth spurt is slower than the year before, when Hogan Lovells’ revenue jumped by 5.2 per cent to $1.718bn.  Average profit per equity partner (PEP) increased by 0.8 per cent […]

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Cooley’s revenue rocketed by 19 per cent to $802m in 2014 prior to City launch

Cooley has announced a 19 per cent increase in revenue for the 2014 financial year, with turnover growing from $674m to $802m (£524.5m). The figure is a substantial improvement for the firm, which has reported a 9 per cent increase in revenue each year since 2011.  The California-based firm also saw an 11 per cent […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 10 February 2015

If you’re on social media, one of the things you’ll see going viral every couple of years is The Lawyer Colouring Book . Sadly not affiliated with The Lawyer magazine, it contains a number of line drawings with captions like ‘This is my suit. Colour it grey or I will lose my job’. But all […]


BLM offers all London staff flexible working contracts

BLM is offering a flexible working programme for all its staff in London as the firm consolidates its two offices into one location.  BLM will reduce the space it occupies in London with the combination of two offices into a single City location on Fenchurch Street in a move scheduled for between 6 and 10 […]

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