This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 17th November 2013

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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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Nuix appoints Stuart Clarke as Director of Investigations Services

Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, today announced it has appointed Stuart Clarke as Director of Investigation Services. Clarke will be responsible globally for developing the Nuix Investigator product suite and collaborating with customers and partners to ensure Nuix software helps them improve the way they conduct digital investigations. Clarke is highly experienced […]

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Dentons adds two partners to Middle East base

Dentons has boosted its Middle East practice with the hire of two lawyers from DLA Piper and Norton Rose Fulbright to its Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices. Former DLA Piper legal director Ian Dalley has joined the Abu Dhabi construction practice and former Norton Rose Fulbright finance of counsel Alex Roussos joined the Dubai office. The […]

States propose revising the ‘relationship’ between franchisors and franchisees

By Erik B Wulff and Abhishek Dubé In the ‘90s, we witnessed efforts by franchisee rights advocates to introduce federal franchise legislation to protect franchisee interests in their relationships with franchisors. In connection with the FTC reviewing and amending the FTC Rule on Franchising, similar efforts were made to add a relationship component to the amended […]

Eversheds advises Allied Glass on tertiary buyout deal

 Eversheds has advised Allied Glass on a tertiary buyout backed by CBPE Capital. Allied Glass is one of the largest glass manufacturers in the UK, manufacturing glass containers for the spirits industry. The Eversheds team was led by corporate partner Robin Skelton, assisted by senior associate David Milne and associate Carly Gulliver.

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DWF half year turnover swells by 57.5 per cent to £93.6m

DWF has continued its upward trajectory with revenue up 57.5 per cent at the half year, with growth largely driven by the February acquisitions of Fishburns and Cobbetts.  Turnover for the first half of 2013/14 stood at £93.6m, up 57.5 per cent from £59.4m. The firm said 10 per cent of that growth, or £6m, […]

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