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Galina Petkova

Supreme Administrative Court repeals merger clearance for Sopharma Trading/Pharmastore

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court, acting as the second and final instance, recently repealed the Commission for the Protection of Competition's (CPC's) clearance for the acquisition of Pharmastore OOD by Sopharma Trading AD.

Petter Larsson

Objective necessity to rebox in parallel trade and implementation of EU Falsified Medicines Regulation

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In a recent case, the Patent and Market Court (PMC) elaborated on the concept of objective necessity to rebox medicinal products subject to parallel distribution in light of the implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines Regulation.

Ailsa Ritchie

Power to the people: recent guidance on Section 104 of Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

In a recent judicial review appeal, the Inner House considered the application of Section 104 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, which deals with consultation in respect of disposing and changing the use of common good property.

Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

Anthony V Lupo

Goods from China under heavy forced labour scrutiny

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Department of Homeland Security through US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued new withhold release orders (WROs) aimed at entities involved in the import, downstream manufacturing or sale of certain apparel, cotton, hair products and computer parts.

Amy de La Lama

Telehealth privacy issues due to COVID-19

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Baker McKenzie

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant expansion in the need for telehealth, with as many patient visits as possible being conducted using telehealth platforms.

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