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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 […]

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 […]

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Burnetts wins work from housing association

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Hengeler gets mullered

Tulkinghorn is disturbed to discover the evolution of a surprising degree of bitchiness in the German legal market. After the defection of a number of associates from Hengeler Mueller to Allen & Overy (A&O), it seems that A&O’s German operation has been dubbed Hengeler-Lite.

Network Rail gears up for autumn panel review

Network Rail, the private company that replaced the old Railtrack, is setting up a brand new legal panel in the autumn. Network Rail is still instructing the law firms that were put in place under Railtrack, but all these firms will be forced to competitively retender for their work. Railtrack used Simmons & Simmons as […]

Training ways

In suggesting that the Government has “decided to let” universities charge top-up fees, Lawyer 2B’s deputy editor Jennifer Farrar (Lawyer 2B, May 2003) should have said that the white paper proposals give vice-chancellors little option in view of stipulations on increased student intakes, but without additional funding The money must come from somewhere to pay […]

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Russell Jones & Walker says New Claims Direct is no TAG

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has sought to distance its New Claims Direct service from that of The Accident Group (TAG), which collapsed last week, as well as from the old Claims Direct service, which RJW purchased in February 2003. TAG was placed into administration on Friday (30 May) causing RJW immediately to issue a […]

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