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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.


Burch seals second term as Addleshaws SP as Kamstra exits election race

Addleshaw Goddard’s senior partner Monica Burch has been automatically re-elected as senior partner after litigation head Simon Kamstra withdrew his candidacy. Burch, who was first elected senior partner in 2010 following a contested election (31 March 2010) will begin her second three-year term on 1 May 2013. A statement from the firm added that litigation […]

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Firm quintet advises as Australian investor takes stake in Newcastle Airport

Baker & McKenzie and CMS Cameron McKenna are among five firms to have advised as Copenhagen Airports agrees to sell a 49 per cent share in NIAL Group, the parent company of Newcastle International Airport, to a fund managed by Australia’s AMP Capital. AMP, through its Strategic Infrastructure Trust of Europe (SITE) fund, will acquire […]


Struck off

Ex-Hogan Lovells partner and convicted fraudster Christopher Grierson was struck off the solicitors’ roll yesterday at a Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal hearing, to absolutely no one’s surprise. The SDT refused to confirm on what grounds they dismissed him, but given that Grierson was jailed for three years in May on four offences under the Theft Act […]


DLA Piper scores hire of Leeds construction duo from Addleshaws

DLA Piper has hired two partners from Addleshaw Goddard, including the latter’s head of contentious construction. Mark Hilton, who currently splits his time between Leeds and London, and Leeds-based Simon Palmer will both join DLA Piper as partners in its London and Sheffield offices respectively. Both partners join DLA Piper’s real estate group as part […]

New Multi-media Directory provides Marketing Platform for the High Street Legal Practice

LawPlayer, a full services digital marketing company, have launched a national multi-media directory for the legal sector. has been created to provide a marketing platform for independent legal providers across the country. A high street law ‘shop window’ facility without price comparison. The introduction of Alternative Business Structures (ABS) presents a real threat to […]

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