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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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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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French claim establishment split

THERE is no majority opinion in the debate over rights of establishment and France and Spain have strong support from a number of member States, the French have claimed. Jean-Bernard Thomas, a member of France’s delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE), said claims of support being slanted […]

In brief: Clifford Chance IP expert goes to Pinsents

Clifford Chance intellectual property specialist Cerys Wyn Davies has quit the City for the Birmingham office of Pinsent Curtis. Wyn Davies, who joins as a partner, qualified in 1985 and later developed an IP team within Clifford Chance’s commercial department. She handled all non-litigious aspects of IP and IT work and provided advice on the […]

Telecomms expert gets call to head TJG team

LEADING telecommunications lawyer Ted Mercer is leaving Allison & Humphreys to head a team at Taylor Joynson Garrett. Mercer has been a partner in the telecommunications and broadcasting department at Allison & Humphreys since 1990. He specialises in the regulatory field, interconnect procurement agreements and the cable industry. However, discussions are still under way as […]

In brief: Hammond Suddards pioneer retires

Hammond Suddards senior partner Alan Bottomley has announced plans to retire after 24 years building the firm to its current position. Bottomley has been influential in the firm’s development since the mid-1970s, having seen it grow from his family practice Gaunt, Fosters & Bottomley through several mergers finally to become a 900-staff commercial firm with […]

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