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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 […]

The digital era – Time to re-imagine your business

Last year, the UK was named the least productive European nation in the G7 and latest figures suggest that things have not improved; in fact, some claim these productivity challenges are one of the biggest economic threats facing Britain. At the same time, the intense and constant pace of change caused by the digital era […]

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Istanbul set to become international arbitration centre

Establishment of a globally renowned arbitration centre in Istanbul has long been discussed. There is concern over the lack of such an institution despite the increasing use of arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Turkey. The idea of establishing an international arbitration centre in Istanbul was first officially mooted in the Strategy and […]

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You have to be good to worry about fee rates

Mid-market firms fret about their image, while the elite focus on pricing Nobody can quite agree on what ‘brand’ actually means, but everyone knows it is important. Indeed, research into leading law firms’ business challenges shows  the mid-market is nervous about it. A survey of 313 partners, finance bods and business development directors at The […]

Receiver entitled to remuneration as officer of the court

The Court of Appeal has found that a receiver appointed under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 1988, but discharged in 2006, was still entitled to be recover sums from the receivership assets as ‘he continues to be an officer of the court [and subject to the supervision of the court] to the extent that he […]

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New clients for Addleshaws and Hogan Lovells on £50m Gym deal

Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Hogan Lovells and Travers Smith have advised on Phoenix Equity Partners’ £50m investment in low-cost gym operator The Gym. The business was previously owned by Bridge Ventures, which first invested in the company in 2007 and has retained a 25 per cent shareholding. Phoenix has acquired a 55 per cent equity stake […]

Courting costs control

When the Master of the Rolls (MR) Lord Dyson convened a special Court of Appeal judicial bench to hear appeals relating to the Jackson reforms, it was clear that the reform program would not go ahead unchallenged (29 May 2013). Last week (14 June) the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Leeds delivered a significant […]

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