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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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Webinar: Machine + Human: How advances in AI technology can be leveraged by in-house teams to drive efficiency

This free to watch webinar was part of the virtual General Counsel Strategy Summit that took place on 11th – 13th May 2021. If you’d like to watch the recording of this presentation, please complete the form below. Every organization is now grappling with combing through massive amounts of internal data to respond to internal investigations and the relentless onslaught of DSARs. As data volumes continue to grow and data sources increasingly diversify, this process will be only become more expensive and time-consuming, swallowing up valuable internal resources at a time when in-house teams are already being asked to do more with less. Advancements in AI and analytic technology can now be leveraged to overcome some of these challenges.

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Reed Smith to offer voluntary redundancies in global secretarial review

Reed Smith is to review its admin function, in a process that will entail voluntary redundancies across its network. The firm has started a firmwide project called “Connectivity Initiative” that was launched in November 2020 to examine the effectiveness of its support function. As part of the process, the firm is offering a voluntary redundancy […]

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HSBC hires ex-Slaughters lawyer for M&A legal role

HSBC has brought in an associate general counsel of M&A from AXA. Shawn Carrington has joined the bank as associate GC of group M&A, eight months after the position was vacated by Graham Kirk. Kirk moved to British aerospace manufacturing company Cobham, where he serves as GC and company secretary, last October. At HSBC, Kirk […]

Shieldpay rejigs legal team after GC exit

Shieldpay has restructured its legal team following the departure of general counsel and chief compliance officer Willem Wellinghoff. Wellinghoff, who was one of the founding members of fintech Shieldpay, has moved across to PMA Media Group as global chief compliance officer and UK money laundering reporting officer (MLRO). At PMA Media Group, a Utah-headquartered business, […]

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