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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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Hogan Lovells partner sets up Paris litigation boutique

Hogan Lovells Paris partner Jean-Georges Betto has quit the firm to launch his own litigation boutique, taking three other staff with him. Betto, an international arbitration specialist, launched the boutique, Betto Seraglini, in recent weeks. Counsel Gaelle Lequillec, associate Alexandre Reynaud and Elsa Nicolet have all joined the firm. According to the new firm’s website, […]

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One Crown Office Row duo lands roles on BBC review

One Crown Office Row silk Christina Lambert QC and Kate Beattie of the same set have won roles on the Dame Janet Smith-led review of the BBC. The barristers have been brought in by Reed Smith partners Richard Spafford and Carolyn Pepper. Former High Court judge Dame Janet is examining the culture at the BBC […]

Allen & Overy to offer Turkish advice following local tie-up

Allen & Overy (A&O) has expanded in Turkey through an exclusive tie-up with new firm Gedik & Eraksoy, and will now be able to offer clients local-law expertise. A&O’s exclusive association with Gedik & Eraksoy goes live today. The Turkish firm has two partners and eight associates. Founding partners Hakki Gedik and Gökhan Eraksoy were […]

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DWF has positive first half thanks to merger activity

DWF has reported a half-year turnover rise to £59m following several mergers, with a 7.6 per cent growth in like-for-like revenue. The firm announced turnover of “over £59m” for the first half of the 2012/13 financial year, a rise of 31 per cent compared to £45m at the same point last year (14 November 2011). […]

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