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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 […]

Lending money to family and friends – Key considerations

By David Asker Key considerations when lending money We’ve looked at some of the key questions you should be asking if you are thinking of lending money. The first consideration you need to make is: can you afford to lend them the sum they need? And if so, when will you need the money repaid […]

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It's been a bad week for…

007 Granny Melita Norwood, the 87-year-old former Russian agent who spied for the USSR for 40 years and handed over top secret details of the UK’s first atomic bomb. Despite earlier reports that she would get away with it, Jack Straw told the Commons last week “that in the light of Mrs Norwood’s recent statements, […]

Digests

Herbert Smith has elected Richard Bond as its next senior partner. Bond, head of corporate, will start his five-year term on 1 April 2000, succeeding Edward Walker-Arnott , who is standing down after seven years as senior partner. Bond was elected in an uncontested vote last Thursday. Dibb Lupton Alsop’s director of marketing Gillian Khan […]

Shoosmiths red-faced over courtroom gaffe

Shoosmiths is “embarrassed” that one of its litigators – along with two other advocates – failed to spot a relevant reported authority and bring it to a judge’s attention. The slip caused outrage when the case came to the Court of Appeal, with Lord Justice Buxton slamming it as “extremely discourteous to the judge” and […]

Linklaters picked for rail franchise renegotiations

Linklaters & Alliance is working on a “substantial” contract to renegotiate the passenger rail franchises after being appointed external legal adviser to the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority (SSRA). The firm beat Clifford Chance, Eversheds and Nabarro Nathanson in a beauty parade to win the work. The government body charged with handling the franchises was criticised […]

Bid to delay tobacco ads ban

Judgment is pending in the latest High Court moves by tobacco giants Imperial, Gallagher, Rothmans UK and British American Tobacco to block implementation of the European Tobacco Advertising Directive in the UK. The companies say the Government should wait for the European Court to rule on the matter before introducing the ban. Jonathan Sumption QC […]

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