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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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UK regions offer strong real estate value compared with Europe, says Eversheds

Bruce Dear, head of London real estate at Eversheds, has commented on news that Maya Capital plans to spend £100m on office buildings in cities across the UK. He said: “With Grexit looming and bond rates historically low, the UK regions offer strong and stable value compared with Europe. “Right now, a well-let property in […]

Intellectual property

We represent many of the world’s best known IP owners in industries as diverse as FMCG, fashion, retail, IT, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, biotechnology, energy, hotels, manufacturing and media/entertainment. At the cutting edge of IP law developments, we provide innovative advice in both contentious and transactional situations across the full range of IP: including trademarks; copyright and […]

Pensions

Our team of pensions lawyers advises both trustees and employers on all aspects of pensions law, providing clear analysis and practical solutions. Our comprehensive service includes advising on liability reduction, giving pensions and employment advice to employers and trustees on reducing cost through changing benefit structures, and offering strategic planning for the valuation process and […]

Employment

We are a pre-eminent employment practice and work with our clients on the full range of domestic and international employment issues. We work with a broad range of blue chip and multinational clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, insurance, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, transport, consumer products, publishing and retail.

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