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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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Davis Polk & Wardwell has continued its English-law hiring spree by snaring a corporate partner from Herbert Smith Freehills. Move of the week Corporate partner Will Pearce has resigned from Herbert Smith Freehills and is set to join Davis Polk’s burgeoning English law practice in London. Davis Polk launched its English law practice in January […]

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Google exodus as legal talent heads for microblogging supersite Twitter’s lawyers are linking up with old mates as the site continues to pluck legal talent from Google. The news – naturally announced via Twitter – that Google deputy general counsel Nicole Wong had joined Twitter as legal director last week rammed home the message that […]

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Wragges sees turnover rise at half-way stage

Wragge & Co has announced a half-year revenue figure of £60.6m, representing a rise of 4.5 per cent on its first-half turnover last year. Managing partner Ian Metcalfe said he was disappointed to come in slightly under an aggressive budget, yet pleased with the results in view of the market. Wragges posted £58m turnover for […]

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Regulatory pressures push in-housers closer to management, says KPMG

The growing tide of regulation has pushed in-house counsel ever closer to management boards and pushed up demand for commercial nous, research from KPMG suggests. The accountancy giant commissioned global research agency Meridien West to survey 320 in-house counsel from 32 countries for its global report. KPMG said the research showed that many in-house legal […]

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