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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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Debevoise executive Howard Rosenberg picks up CEO role at FRS Insight

Debevoise & Plimpton executive Howard Rosenberg has been appointed chief executive officer of legal professional services provider FRS Insight, owned by Fox Rodney Search. Rosenberg has joined the company from Debevoise, where he was a business development strategist for private equity for over a year. He previously worked as a chief strategy officer and executive […]

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How to navigate your merger

Mergers in the legal world are not rare and they may yet become commonplace. So says a recent report into consolidation in the legal marketplace*. Ninety-five per cent of more than 100 of The Lawyer’s UK 200 that responded to a recent survey forecast further consolidation in the top tier over the next two years. […]

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Offshore firms report buoyant revenue rises in strong 2014

The offshore legal market has seen another year of growth, The Lawyer can reveal, with turnover rising by an average of 13.8 per cent among those firms which disclose it. The annual Offshore Top 30 report, published today, shows that headcount has continued to grow among the 30 largest firms operating in the key offshore […]

AstraZeneca strikes drug discovery collaboration deal with Orca Pharmaceuticals

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co life sciences experts have advised long-standing client AstraZeneca on a three-year drug discovery collaboration agreement with Orca Pharmaceuticals. The agreement will give AstraZeneca access to inhibitors of acid-related orphan nuclear receptor gamma (RORg) developed by Orca Pharmaceuticals with the potential to treat a range of autoimmune disorders. The collaboration combines the scientific […]

Gibson Dunn partner faces cross-examination over falsified evidence claim in Djibouti case

A Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner is facing a High Court cross-examination over allegations he submitted falsified documents to the courts in a case between the Djibouti government and one of its wealthiest citizens, it emerged this week. Dubai-based partner Peter Gray was instructed by the Djibouti government in its case against businessman Abdourahman Boreh, […]

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