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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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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and Gowling WLG have acted on the £429m acquisition of BT’s new headquarters by Union Investments. German investor Union Investments was advised by BCLP real estate partners Kieran Saunders and Damian Fleming. Saunders leads the firm’s funds and investment management group while Fleming is head of its Manchester office. Gowling […]

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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Law firms should ask hard questions about Stonewall

City firms are traditionally slow to react on controversial topics, but as a number of organisations withdraw their support for Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme, they may be forced to consider their position internally.

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