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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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Fieldfisher pays back salary cuts and plots hybrid model shift

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Investor group calls on Boies Schiller in fight over Greensill losses

Boies Schiller Flexner is preparing to represent institutional investors in legal action against Credit Suisse following the high-profile collapse of Greensill Capital. Those being targeted in Boies Schillers’ bookbuild are global investors who invested in the bank’s $10bn Supply Chain Finance Funds, with the aim of recovering losses suffered in relation to investments with Greensill. […]

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Hogan Lovells pays tribute to corporate partner Richard Diffenthal

Hogan Lovells has announced that City partner Richard Diffenthal has sadly passed away. Diffenthal, who was 40, was a homegrown Hogan Lovells corporate talent, having trained at the firm before making partnership in 2016. His wealth of experience covered the full range of corporate practices, including equity capital markets, joint ventures and corporate advisory work, […]

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