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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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OC set to launch in Asia following raid on Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong base

Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird. Marcus Vass, who heads up Bird & Bird’s communications, media and technology group in Asia, has been lined up to join Osborne Clarke alongside corporate partner John Koh and a number of associates.  […]

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Moore Blatch’s PEP drops by 61 per cent as firm focuses on investment

Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000. The firm’s equity spread also saw significant reductions, with the bottom of equity falling from £234,000 to £92,000 and the top of the equity reducing from £346,000 to £145,000. The 30-partner firm’s net profit stood at £1.4m, a profit margin […]

Allen & Overy advises 21st Century Fox on $9.3bn sale of Sky Italia to BSkyB

Allen & Overy has advised 21st Century Fox on its sale of Sky Italia and its 57.4 per cent stake in Sky Deutschland to BSkyB for a total consideration of $9.3bn (£5.5bn) in cash and assets. The sale includes approximately $8.6bn in cash and BSkyB’s 21 per cent stake in National Geographic Channels International, raising […]

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Marketing chiefs at City law firms pocket salaries of up to £477,000

Marketing heads at London’s top 60 law firms are paid as much as £477,000, according to a survey conducted by marketing recruitment consultancy Carter Murray. The survey, sent to the top 60 firms of The Lawyer UK 200 in 2013, had a 58 per cent response rate – with respondents weighted more heavily towards larger […]

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