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Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #3

Trump Budget Seeks 23 Percent Cut at EPA, Eliminating Dozens of Programs - "The fiscal 2019 proposal released marks the Trump administration's latest attempt to shrink the reach of an agency the president once promised to...more

Global Innovation Centers in the Data-Driven Digital Economy

GICs offer advantages for exploiting big data and staying competitive. Data is the fuel of the 21st-century economy. Companies must manage and exploit data and digital technologies in an innovative, agile and cost...more

"Make in India" Initiative Extends to Medical Devices - India's New Medical Device Rules Are Now in Effect

by Hogan Lovells on

In January 2017, India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the long-awaited Medical Device Rules of 2017 (MDR 2017 or the Act), which took effect on January 1, 2018. Upon implementation, this regulation replaced...more

US Department of State Releases March 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Cutoff dates for all employment-based categories show minimal advancement. The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Trade & Manufacturing - February 2018

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Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs On Imported Large Residential Washing Machines And Imported Solar Cells And Modules - On January 22, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that...more

Data Protection Laws in India

In August 2017, the Supreme Court of India passed a judgment in the case of Justice K S Puttuswamy vs Union of India (Supreme Court of India, WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO 494 OF 2012), in which fundamental rights, as provided in...more

India Kickstarts New Year with Significant Changes to FDI Regime

by Morgan Lewis on

The recent amendments to India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) rules allow foreign airlines to invest up to 49% in Air India, adding new wings for the nation’s flag carrier that has been wholly owned by the government. The...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - February 2018

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Could Looming Virtual Private Network Rule Changes In China Further Stimulate “Reshoring” Of American Manufacturing? - Starting March 31, 2018, China will only allow companies to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from a...more

India Launches Bid Process for Largest Auction of Oil and Gas Blocks

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Under a new licensing policy, India is set to begin an auction for exploration and development of 55 oil and gas blocks. The Action: Bidders are invited to bid for the identified blocks spread over a 59,282...more

Key Developments in the 2017 Indian Legal Landscape

by Morgan Lewis on

Legal and regulatory developments in the country included changes to the foreign direct investment policy, changes to the foreign investment regime, and a new platform for sexual harassment complaints by employees. Labour...more

Global Intellectual Property Indicator in 2017 Published by WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published its annual report, Global Intellectual Property Indicator 2017, on January 8, 2018. The report is 226 pages long and contains mostly statistics and colorful graphs....more

Littler Global Guide - India - Q4 2017

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Delhi High Court: “Mere Physical Contact” Not Sexual Harassment - On October 31, 2017, the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment in the case of Shanta Kumar v. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...more

Petition Summary: Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, China, Korea, and Turkey

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On January 17, 2018, the American Line Pipe Producers Association filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People’s...more

US Department of State Releases February 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

The cutoff dates for China EB-3 show significant advancement. The US Department of State has released its February 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa availability...more

Rx IP Update - 2017 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP

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The year 2017 was one of the most significant years for Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law in Canada’s history. The year saw major developments in patent linkage, patent term, and substantive patent issues. As we...more

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - January 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Keeping ahead of global anti-corruption trends is critical in today’s business markets. The Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest, which puts global trends at your fingertips, puts you ahead. The deep experience of the Dorsey...more

Update on News Reports of H-1B Changes

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

Hello, clients and friends of the firm. Happy New Year! It looks like 2018 will be another very interesting year for immigration lawyers....more

Hetero and Glenmark Launch Adalimumab Biosimilars in India

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Hetero announced this week the launch in India of its adalimumab biosimilar, marketed under the brand name Mabura. Mabura is a biosimilar of Abbvie’s Humira and is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other...more

US Department of State Releases January 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

The cutoff dates for China and other workers show the biggest movement. The US Department of State has released its January 2018 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Export Compliance Obligations for Transactions between U.S. Companies and India to be Reduced

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In the near future, trade between the U.S. and India will likely be simplified. Late last week, the Wassenaar Arrangement admitted India as a member (India’s membership will be formalized shortly), and the Australia Group is...more

India publishes new rules for master file and CbC reporting

by DLA Piper on

Acting on its commitment to the OECD BEPS Action Plan, India has published the final guidance in relation to the requirements of multinationals to provide master file and country-by-country (CbC) reporting in India. The...more

Biocon Ltd Launches Bevacizumab Biosimilar in India

by Goodwin on

Biocon Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company based in India, develops, manufactures and supplies products to treat diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune conditions. Last week, Biocon launched KRABEVA®, a bevacizumab biosimilar for the...more

Anti-Bribery Compliance Meets Permits, Approvals and Licences in India

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Obtaining permissions, approvals and licences in India creates high risks for bribery on account of there being significant interaction between the company and government authorities. Originally published by IBA...more

Developments in Global Securities Litigation

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As securities markets become increasingly interconnected, multi- national public corporations continue to be a part of a significant sea change in the globalization of securities fraud litigation—a change that began with the...more

Establishing a chain of title - Leveraging blockchain for the real estate industry

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Establishing a good title and guaranteeing speedy acquisition of real estate is of paramount importance to investors, funds, and real estate developers. For example, if salient information on prior encumbrances, easements and...more

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