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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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Dentons has won two lucrative UK Government mandates whose combined value is worth around £9.5m. The contracts relate to two different mandates for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and HM Treasury. However, they stem from Dentons’ role within the Government’s wider Finance and Complex Legal Services (FaCLS) panel. The HM Treasury […]

Three firms lead on Made.com’s London listing

Davis Polk & Wardwell has won the mandate to advise furniture retailer Made.com on its imminent London listing. Partner Will Pearce is the lead partner advising from Davis Polk, as Made.com plans to raise £100m for the float. Meanwhile Latham & Watkins partner Chris Horton is at the helm for the banks, which include JP […]

DWF back on the M&A trail with two acquisition deals

DWF is looking to provide a special bonus pool to its staff off the back of a set of positive financials, as it returns to its acquisitive mode with the purchase of two new businesses. A trading update showed that revenue grew by 13 per cent to £338m, with profits before tax standing at £34m, […]

Headhunter v law firm: let the court battle commence

Fox Rodney is suing Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Central London Country Court, as it seeks to claw back lost fees from a partner hire. DWF has been instructed by the legal recruiter, with court documents obtained by The Lawyer revealing that Fox Rodney is seeking 33.3 per cent of the relevant partner’s remuneration. However, […]

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