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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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ADR: prevaricate at your peril

The case of PGF II SA v OMFS Company Ltd concerned High Court proceedings in which the claimant had made a serious and carefully formulated written invitation to mediate as an alternative to costly litigation. The invitation, even though it was repeated, was met with complete silence by the defendant. Following a last-minute settlement of the claim except […]

Walker Morris helps Estuary TV to become first local digital terrestrial TV station

Media lawyers at Walker Morris have helped Estuary TV to be the very first station to be launched under the new framework for local digital terrestrial television, announced in 2010 by the government. Estuary TV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Grimsby Institute Group, commenced broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 on 26 November from its three TV […]

Litigating outside London

Aside from the Jackson reforms, chambers outside London are bracing themselves for the impact of the cuts to legal aid funding. Those that have have a robust mixture of work are likely to withstand the changes, but sets that are dependent on high-volume and low-value work face uncertain times. Special report: the regional bar – […]

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BLP revenue up 6 per cent at half year

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced a 6 per cent increase in revenue for the first six months of the 2013/14 financial year.  According to the firm its litigation and real estate practices were up and revenue from offices outside London increased. BLP brought in revenues of £233m for the full year in 2012/13 – […]

2013 overview of recent capital markets developments in Belgium

Sylvia Kierszenbaum and Willem Van de Wiele have authored an article on current developments in capital markets in Belgium in the third edition of The International Capital Markets Review, published by the Law Reviews. The International Capital Markets Review is a guide to current practice in the international capital markets in 30 significant jurisdictions. It is […]

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