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New EU directive – How will it affect family-related leave in Hungary?

By Daniel Gera, Dorottya Gindl Gender equality may be a core EU principle, but it will not become a reality without effective legal action. To meet the EU objective of reaching a 75% employment rate for both men and women by 2020, the European Commission aims to change the existing legal framework. Thus, the European […]

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 […]

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McClure Naismith partner returns from Gap Fund Managers

McClure Naismith hires partners from Gap Fund Managers and Edinburgh firm Skene Edwards The Edinburgh office of McClure Naismith has taken on partners from Gap Fund Managers and law firm Skene Edwards.Martin Quinn, a corporate partner, rejoins the firm after spending two years as an investment director for Gap Fund Managers, part of the Noble […]

Companies Act Section 151: the nightmare is nearly over

Buyout lawyers breathe a sigh of relief, but will smaller firms suffer? Dearbail Jordan reports Lawyers can be remarkably magnanimous when it comes to fees. Rather than charge clients tens of thousands of pounds to wrestle with a draconian, but unfortunately necessary, piece of company law, the City’s finest are saying they would prefer to […]

Stamford takes on Minters partner

Singapore firm Stamford, Shearman & Sterling’s former joint venture partner, has hired a new partner, Paul Fitzgerald, from Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, a New Zealand firm that is part of Australia’s Minter Ellison Group.

Rowberry Morris joins the LawNet group

Reading firm Rowberry Morris has joined LawNet, which negotiates preferential rates for professional indemnity insurance for more than 50 firms in the UK and Ireland. Membership is by invitation only and all firms take part in the quality assurance programmes. Husnara Begum

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