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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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A number of UK firms have landed additional roles on Arcadia’s restructuring plans, as the high street retailer faces pressure over pensions and real estate issues. Travers Smith and CMS Cameron McKenna have joined the throng of firms acting on the CVA. Travers, led by pensions partners Paul Stannard and Peter Hughes, is understood to be […]

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Freshfields and DLA Piper guide Green through Arcadia’s CVA

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper are working together on Arcadia’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA), as Philip Green embarks on a plan to rescue the business. Freshfields’ restructuring partners Neil Golding and Adam Gallagher are leading for Arcadia, as its chair Philip Green plans the closure of 23 UK stores, including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss […]

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Fieldfisher‘s top of equity has seen a record-breaking rise in the financial year 2018/19, growing by 34 per cent from the previous year’s £3.2m, The Lawyer has learned. The firm’s equity spread last year ranged from £250,000 to the new high of £4.3m, creating a considerable differential. The record rise comes as the previous year […]

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