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Higher Dutch VAT rate on several LS-products

By Luca van Silfhout, Patrick Vettenburg A number of goods and services, listed in an annex to the Dutch VAT Act, qualify for the reduced VAT rate (instead of the regular VAT rate of currently 21%). Among these goods and services are: qualifying medicines, first-aid type supplies such as bandages and qualifying medical aids such […]

US raises bar for International Development Finance with proposed Build Act

By Paul M. Murphy, Mark McAuley Overview: The United States seems to be raising the bar for International Development Finance with the proposed BUILD Act. Through the proposed creation of a new U.S. Government institution, the International Development Finance Corporation, the US looks to create a new paradigm for the developing world – in direct response to […]

How can protectionism affect technology?

The technology we increasingly rely on every day such as phones, tablets and personal computers are made up of different components. These components and other parts are made using raw materials that can be found in countries all over the world. Materials including aluminium, lithium and cobalt have been listed by the World Bank as […]

Promotion of indigenous R&D in pharmaceutical industry by the Delhi High Court

By Ajay Bhargava, Arvind Kumar Ray, Karan Gupta In the recent case of Modi-Mundipharma Private Limited v Union of India & Ors., (Writ Petition (Civil) No. 11802 of 2016), the High Court of Delhi (Court) has clarified that incremental innovation or novel drug delivery systems like lipid / liposomal formulations, sustained release, controlled release, etc. should […]

Lawyers’ presence ensured during a competition investigation, but with riders

By Sagardeep Rathi, Pranjal Prateek, Ebaad Khan In a case connected to the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) cartel investigation in the conveyor belt market, an appellate bench of the Delhi High Court (Court) (LPA 607/2016; Judgment dated 24 May 2018) has confirmed a single judge bench judgment of the Court (WP(C) 11411 of 2015; Judgment […]

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DLA Piper represents TubeMogul in IPO on Nasdaq Global Select Market

DLA Piper has represented TubeMogul, an enterprise software company for digital branding that provides a video buying platform to advertisers, in its $43.8m (£26m) initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. The DLA Piper team representing TubeMogul was led by partner Peter Astiz, global co-head of the firm’s technology practice, and partner Mike Torosian and […]

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Clifford Chance scraps leadership elections in radical partnership overhaul

Clifford Chance has overhauled its constitution in order to scrap leadership elections and replace them with appointment by managing partner Matthew Layton. The firm voted yesterday to radically re-write its constitution and potentially oust several of its regional managing partners early in a mass restructure of the firm’s leadership. Germany managing partner Andreas Dietzel, Americas […]

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