Food/Drugs/Healthcare/Life Sciences

Access to justice in clinical negligence cases ... What access? What justice

The Government’s proposal to introduce a fixed costs regime for clinical negligence claims of up to £250,000 will almost certainly strike the death knell for access to justice for many negligently injured patients. It had previously been assumed that fixed recoverable costs were only being considered for cases where damages are awarded up to £100,000.… Read More

Branding of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices: What You Need to Know about the Latest Developments in Canada

The pharmaceutical regulatory field in Canada has seen a host of legislative and administrative developments in recent months. Many of the changes were introduced to provide Canada’s drug and health product watchdog, Health Canada, with greater powers to deal with public health risks associated with drugs and other health care products currently on the market… Read More

ANDAs on Offense

In the world of U.S. pharmaceuticals, brand drug companies have a strong incentive to sue their generic rivals before generic products hit the market. Other than the obvious economic reasons, pre-launch litigation is built in to the very structure of the Hatch-Waxman Amendments (21 U.S.C. § 355). For an aspiring generic entrant, the promise of… Read More

China’s Antitrust Regulator Targets Price-related Violations in the Pharmaceutical Sector

In May, 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), the Chinese authority in charge of price-related antitrust violations published the Notice on Reinforcing Supervision over Drug Prices (“Notice”). The Notice includes a range of specific issues on the supervision over drug price, including immediately launching special inspections into illegal conducts under the Pricing law… Read More

Leasing companies and banks choose Norway over other Scandinavian jurisdictions for registration of aircraft

Being the only Scan­di­na­vian juris­dic­tion which has rat­i­fied the Cape Town Con­ven­tion, leas­ing com­pa­nies and financiers have dis­cov­ered that the Nor­we­gian Civil Air­craft Reg­istry pro­vides for inter­na­tional secu­rity which is not avail­able in other Scan­di­na­vian jurisdictions. The Cape Town Con­ven­tion on Inter­na­tional Inter­ests in Mobile Equip­ment of 16 Novem­ber 2001 and its Pro­to­col on Mat­ters… Read More

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