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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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Graf von Westphalen Frankfurt partner quits for Willkie Farr

Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest’s Frankfurt office is losing one of its top IT partners to US firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Katharina Scheja and two associates will join Willkie Farr’s Frankfurt office at the beginning of July. Scheja joins IT and corporate partner Thomas Heymann and telecoms partner Sven-Erik Heun, who left Clifford […]

News in brief

Shearman & Sterling‘s Hong Kong office is losing M&A and corporate finance partner Clark Randt, who has been appointed US ambassador to China. Randt specialises in direct foreign investment, capital markets and financing transactions in the Asia Pacific. He leads the firm’s practice in China and has been involved in transactions there since 1974. He […]

Salans scoops team of three from New York rival

Franco-US firm Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn is expanding its New York intellectual property (IP) practice with a team from Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn. The group is led by partner Jeffrey Laytin and includes two of counsel – Mitchell Stein and Richard Verner. This is the latest move in the international expansion of Salans’ IP/IT […]

French law firms: a guide

Gide Loyrette Nouel: Traditional full-service firm with 350 lawyers in Paris. It is the only French practice with an international presence, but it has lost 17 partners in the past three years, bringing its worldwide partnership down to 73. Jeantet & Associés: Traditional firm with a generalist focus but has lost five partners in the […]

Monkey business

Tulkinghorn was delighted to receive further correspondence from Cumberland Ellis Peirs partner Tom Barth. Readers will remember his tales of lawyers turning up drunk for interviews and of the client who croaked it while on the phone before Barth could tell him his fees. Tulkinghorn reported this believing that nothing could happen between then (16 […]

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