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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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The group of small businesses planning to sue the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group (RBS-GRG) has switched its advisers for the second time, with Enyo Law taking over from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Enyo is the third firm instructed by the group, after Clyde & Co stepped down due to conflicts with […]

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CMS becomes latest firm to hire from Clifford Chance in Germany

CMS Hasche Sigle has become the fourth firm to hire a partner from Clifford Chance in Germany, picking up capital markets partner Wolfgang Richter. Richter will start work at CMS Hasche Sigle in Frankfurt on 1 May.  He practises corporate law, focusing on issues such as corporate governance, capital markets, M&A transactions and takeovers as […]

DLA Piper plants flag in Canada through merger with Davis

DLA Piper has finally found a foothold in Canada after agreeing to merge with local firm Davis. The tie-up comes a year after DLA Piper pulled out of talks with a group of lawyers from collapsed Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie (10 February 2014). DLA Piper has been on the hunt for a Canadian merger partner […]

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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