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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 […]

Lending money to family and friends – Key considerations

By David Asker Key considerations when lending money We’ve looked at some of the key questions you should be asking if you are thinking of lending money. The first consideration you need to make is: can you afford to lend them the sum they need? And if so, when will you need the money repaid […]

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Its legal market is destined to open up to US and European firms soon. Korean players are finding ways to power up for the challenge It has been more than two years since Ropes & Gray, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and Clifford Chance became the first foreign firms to be allowed to open offices […]

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Stephenson Harwood grew its revenue by 8 per cent from £112.3m to £121m over the course of the 2013/14 financial year (15 July 2013). The uptick marks the fifth year of consecutive growth for the firm, which has seen its turnover rise each year since 2008/09, when turnover stood at £85.1m.  This growth is mirrored […]

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Canary Wharf bondholders do battle over Clifford Chance HQ sale proceeds

Deutsche Bank and Canary Wharf Group are seeking a court resolution over a financing deal following the £795m sale of Clifford Chance’s 10 Upper Bank Street building. Deutsche Bank’s trustee business and Canary Wharf Finance II, a CWG subsidiary, are asking the court for a decision over whether to pay out £168.8m to note holders […]

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Meet the new boss: changing role of the country’s top GCs

We’re coming out of the back room and helping to shape strategy, say our shortlisted lawyers for this year’s In-house Lawyer of the Year award. In-house lawyers are no longer the forgotten back office box-tickers they once were, next-generation general counsel are masters of the boardroom. Dynamic, often young, and surprisingly good-humoured, considering they’re also […]

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