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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.


Daniel Jones

Work Life Quiz: Daniel Jones, Artesian Law

What was your first-ever job? Cleaning the inside of milk churns at a local dairy. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Calling a witness whose only evidence was inadmissible hearsay (having had a statement thrust into my hand as we were going into court, and not reading it properly before calling the witness). […]


Osborne Clarke and FFW: it just might work?

There is more to FFW’s corporate practice than prominent client BBC Worldwide to make it an attractive partner for Osborne Clarke. A deal could create a serious mid-market contender It would be going a bit too far to say that Osborne Clarke’s attempts to merge with Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) are all about one client, […]

Faisal Baassiri

Ashurst seals Jeddah tie-up as first step in Saudi plan

Ashurst is set to launch in Jeddah through an association with local in-house lawyer Faisal Adnan Baassiri as the firm aims to kick off its expansion in Saudi Arabia. The firm will open in the city on 1 January next year with a practice headed by Baassiri, vice-president for legal affairs at the Saudi Economic […]

Emma Holt

Pannone to cut 16 jobs in second redundancy round of 2012

North West firm Pannone is set to make its second round of redundancies this year with 16 lawyer and support staff positions facing the axe. According to managing partner Emma Holt, the cuts are down to shifting client demands and the evolving legal market. The fee-earners at risk are in the firm’s corporate services and […]

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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