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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Simon Chandler

Simon Chandler was born in Bristol on 6 April 1962. He is an assistant solicitor in the insurance litigation department at Cameron McKenna’s Bristol office. What was your first job? Paper boy, without a bike. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £45 per day as an outdoor clerk in Lincoln’s Inn. What […]

In brief: Kemp & Co recruits from McGrigor Donald

Richard Kemp (pictured right) launched his law firm Kemp & Co this week and has already recruited two-year qualified McGrigor Donald intellectual property assistant Kenneth Mullen from Glasgow. Kemp, until last week the head of IP/IT at Garretts, has opened the doors of his new office above Saddlers Hall near St Pauls in the City.

Linklaters scuppers shredding attempt

AN ENGINEERING company has been fined £125,000 and is likely to face more than £1m costs for deliberately trying to hide confidential documents during a court-ordered search by Linklaters & Paines. The High Court held the company, steel mill producer VAI Industries (UK), in contempt last month after Linklaters’ lawyers arrived at its headquarters to […]

Think-tank to look again at Drugs Act

CRIMINAL lawyers have welcomed the appointment of a police think-tank which will investigate whether or not certain controlled drugs should be decriminalised. The Police Foundation’s committee of inquiry, which will examine the effectiveness of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, is due to meet for the first time on 30 September, and reports back in […]

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