UK 200 Real Estate Report: The crucial trends affecting firms now

JLL head of legal sector services Alexander Low discusses the main trends and reveals some of the key innovations he has seen in terms of law firms’ use of their real estate at The Lawyer’s Business Leadership Summit.

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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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The real estate blog: Eversheds London real estate head Dear talks MIPIM Asia

This week Eversheds’ head of London real estate Bruce Dear shares his adventures at MIPIM Asia. The summit focuses on regional development opportunities and retail real estate trends across the Asia Pacific. “Flight closing” the board says in buzzing red letters. How did that happen? More importantly, how will we explain to our partners that […]

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White & Case advises new client FRHI on £1.9bn Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel sale

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, McCarthy Tetrault, Proskauer Rose and White & Case have helped AccorHotels add the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands to its portfolio in a deal worth approximately £1.9bn. Proskauer Rose advised longstanding client AccorHotels, with a team led by partner and private equity real estate co-head Jeffrey Horwitz in New York. He […]

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Cooke Young & Keidan: not a “one-trick pony”

Compared to the other litigation boutiques to flourish in London over the last decade, Cooke Young & Keidan (CYK) has remained relatively low-key. Its five partners, 11 associates and three paralegals work from a modest office in the City and rates are kept much lower than those of their competitors. But the victories it has […]

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