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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.


Gowling WLG advises on Convergys acquisition of BUW

Convergys Corporation, a leader in customer management, will acquire Germany-based and owner-operated BUW for €123m, subject to certain adjustments and regulatory approvals. Gowling WLG partner Dr Andreas Woelfle – together with new partner Manuela Finger (IP/IT and Commercial) – advised Convergys on all aspects of the acquisition, supporting the company in expanding its global footprint into the German […]

GSK, Morgan Stanley and Tesco’s top lawyers to lead drive for in-house innovation

GlaxoSmithKline VP head of strategy, planning and operations, global ethics and compliance Alex Fell, Morgan Stanley EMEA executive director for legal and compliance Sophie Chandauka and Tesco ethics and compliance senior counsel Kathryn Higgs will lead the 25-strong lineup speaking about innovation, compliance and effective horizon at The Lawyer’s In-house Counsel as Business Partner conference. […]

Star legal writers: litigation

How to increase your chance of success in corporate intelligence cases, avoid compromising future claims in settlements and ­tackling the Trump tarnish come top in our litigation briefings

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