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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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Shoosmiths dishes out four weeks’ pay “thank you” bonus

Shoosmiths is handing employees a 7.7 per cent “thank you” bonus and has paid back money it received through the Government’s furlough scheme. The bonus is equivalent to four weeks’ of employees’ annual wage and will be paid at the end of May. November 2020 and Feb 2021 quarterly dividends were paid to partners at […]

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Failed Newcastle United takeover sparks court battle with Premier League

A holding company owned by Mike Ashley is bringing a competition claim against the Football Association Premier League following a failed Saudi Arabian-led takeover of Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC). With RPC partner Lambros Kilaniotis instructed as the claimant’s solicitor, St James Holdings Limited is suing the Premier League after its proposed takeover of the […]

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Omers hires HSF lawyer for in-house role

Asset manager Omers Infrastructure has appointed a new director for legal in its London base, almost a year after the exit of former head John Guccione to Latham & Watkins. The company has brought in Marly Ohlsson, who was previously a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. She will work with Abigail Farrelly, another director […]

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