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European Court of Justice: “Defect” and Recoverable Damages – Implications for Manufacturers

Boston Scientific Medizintechnik GmbH v AOK Sachsen-Anhalt - Die Gesundheitskasse. Joined Cases C-503/13 and C-504/13 This is a rare example of a major...

Spanish Criminal Code regulates and defines the content of compliance programs

The Spanish Senate has approved a new criminal code that will enter into force on the 1st of July 2015, after its final approval...

EU: Update on the REACH “article in article” debate

On 12 February 2015, Advocate General (AG) Kokott published her non-binding opinion in a preliminary ruling referred to the Court of Justice of the European...

Serbia Acts Against Corruption By Protecting Whistleblowers

The Parliament of the Republic of Serbia has adopted a Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers (the “Law”). The Law, which was adopted on 25 November...

Albania: New Law on “Territorial Planning and Development”

The Albanian legal framework on territorial planning and development has recently undergone many changes. As of 1st October 2014 the new Law No. 107/2014 “On Territorial Planning and Development”, has come into effect and...

Spain: Fining Guidelines of the Competition Authority overturned

The Spanish Supreme Court has issued a judgment on 29 January 2015 declaring that: The Fining Guidelines of the Spanish Competition Authority, which...

MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for Healthcare Professionals by 2018

In late 2014, the trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct...

Big Brother’s New Friends: Implications for Corporate Investigations Of the DOJ’s Increasing Cooperation With...

The days of the US Justice Department being the sole prosecutor of international corporate corruption are long gone. Recent news reports are replete with...

EU Foreign Affairs Council reaffirms willingness to strengthen Libyan sanctions

At today's meeting of the European Foreign Affairs Council ("FAC"), the EU reiterated its readiness to designate "spoilers of the dialogue process in line with the...

Spain Issues first Good Practices Guidance on the Screening against Designated Persons Lists

In January 2015, the Spanish Executive Service of the Commission on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (“SEPBLAC”) published for...

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