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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.


SJ Berwin bolsters corporate team with Field Fisher CIS expert

SJ Berwin has added to its City corporate practice with the hire of Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) CIS specialist Alex Woodfield. Woodfield founded and headed FFW’s CIS focus group covering Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and specialises in transactions for clients in the region encompassing sovereign funds, major oil companies and high-profile businessmen, with a focus […]

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Clydes COO Jabbari quits firm year after BLG merger

Clyde & Co chief operating officer David Jabbari has left the firm one year after the merger between Clyde & Co and his former firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG). Jabbari was chief executive of Clydes legacy firm BLG. It is understood that he was one of the key instigators for the merger, which went […]

Jabbari’s fire at Clydes goes out

November 5 is a day to remember for more than one reason. News has broken that one of the key instigators of the merger between Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG), David Jabbari, has left the firm, saying that he wants to play a leading role in the “new world of legal […]


Blog: causation key issue for litigants in Libor claims

The recent decision by the court in the claim brought by Guardian Care Homes against Barclays (see story 30 October 2012), allowing the claimant to bring the manipulation of LIBOR into a case on hedge mis-selling, highlights the storm clouds that still gather around the banking sector and may indicate a lack of trust of […]


Rangers liquidators to plough ahead with Collyer Bristow ‘conspiracy’ trial

The liquidators of Rangers have pledged to proceed with conspiracy charges against the old club’s former law firm, Collyer Bristow. Litigation, which was due to culminate in a High Court trial in the new year, had been on hold while liquidators at BDO assessed the merits of proceeding with the claim. The action was initially […]

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