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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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Landwell lures Linklaters partner to enhance real estate capability

Landwell & Partners, the legal arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has poached a partner from Linklaters & Alliance to head the Paris real estate practice’s legal side. Duncan Stapylton-Smith, who is a French and UK-qualified lawyer, specialises in real estate investments, construction and planning law and commercial leases. He will join two partners and 12 associates […]

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Israel-based Sadot Research & Development Fund introduced to the main list of London Stock Exchange. Sadot Research & Development Fund advised by Fladgate Fielder (Avram Kelman) and Seligman & Co. Sponsors and brokers Cazenove & Co advised by SJ Berwin.

SJ Berwin launches Paris office

Crack private equity team jumps ship from Salans; Pinkham to open SJ Berwin’s second European office in one month SJ Berwin has hired one of Paris’ top private equity teams from Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn to set up an office in Paris. Leading light in the market George Pinkham will join SJ Berwin in March. […]

Linklaters wraps up Jolly deal as hotel sales revive

Linklaters & Alliance has finally completed one of the largest single asset transactions for first-time client Jolly Hotels. The deal involves the £57m acquisition of St Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster from US group Strategic Hotel Capital, and turns the tables on a year-long slowdown in investment in the London hotel market. After a period in […]

BOOK REVIEW

The Anatomy of Buzz by Emanuel Rosen, published by Harper Collins (ISBN 0002571048) You’re right. It is annoying. It is one of those words that you feel obliged to use on “dress-down Friday” when the ties are loosened and so is the language. “Buzz” has connotations of drugs or even worse… marketing – both dangerous […]

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