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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 […]

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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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Baker & McKenzie unveils new management but chair Leite stays to 2016

Baker & McKenzie has confirmed that its current chairman Eduardo Leite is to have a two-year extension to his four-year term. Leite has been Bakers’ chair since 2010 (3 June 2010). The two-year extension will take effect at the end of the firm’s annual global partners’ meeting, which is taking place in London this week, […]

Bakers, KWM SJB in management shakeups

Baker & McKenzie has re-elected Eduardo Leite as chairman this week, extending his four-year term to 2016. The announcement comes at the same time as Bakers’ global partners’ meeting, which will see over 800 partners gather in London to chew the fat and debate the future strategy of the world’s biggest law firm. Leite’s re-appointment […]

BTI Consulting Group recognises DLA Piper as ‘standout firm’ in litigation

DLA Piper has been recognised as a ‘standout firm’ in several litigation categories by BTI Consulting Group in its newly published BTI Litigation Outlook 2015: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. DLA Piper received ‘standout’ status for class action torts, securities and finance litigation, complex commercial litigation, routine commercial litigation and product liability litigation. […]

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Footing the bill: Baker & McKenzie’s £3m 65th anniversary splash-out

On Saturday night under the bright lights of Wembley stadium’s five-a-side pitch, 800 Baker & McKenzie partners kicked up a muddy battle in the annual Bakers World Cup. The result was unknown when we went to press, but the London office team were favourites to win with the help of managing partner Paul Rawlinson. They […]

DLA Piper recruits David Nelligan as finance and projects partner

DLA Piper has hired David Nelligan as a partner in the finance and projects practice. He joins the London office as a partner from Simmons & Simmons. Nelligan is a finance lawyer specialising in advising on syndicated and bilateral facilities particularly in emerging markets. He has advised on ECA-supported financing structures, project finance, trade finance […]

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