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Digital Health Update: July 2018

The Digital Revolution is transforming the life sciences and health sector. Everywhere we look, we see new ideas, innovation and solutions incorporating digital elements to help us in our quest...

Written on: 24 Jul 2018

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Telemedicine: opening up the German market

A change in regulation is opening the German market up for telemedicine providers. Don’t be surprised if “Herr Doktor” answers your next call. Physicians' advice at your fingertips – the...

Written on: 18 Jul 2018

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No escape | Why your termination-on-insolvency clause is unlikely to be effective under German law

However, such clauses allowing for the termination of contracts purely for reason of insolvency of the other party are generally invalid under German insolvency law. Understanding how this might affect...

Written on: 11 Jul 2018

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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector – Part 3: #ECT-WTO

On Friday 6 July 2017, Theresa May announced that her government would seek a soft Brexit solution. The 120 page document outlines a free trade agreement between the UK and...

Written on: 9 Jul 2018

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Merger control in Germany: German and Austrian guidance on new transaction threshold

In 2017, Germany introduced a "transaction value" threshold for mandatory pre-merger notification.  The aim of the new threshold was to capture deals where, despite low turnover, the acquirer had placed...

Written on: 20 Jun 2018

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The NCC: Dutch court proceedings in English language

The Netherlands Commercial Court ('NCC') is moving ever closer to becoming a reality. The NCC bill was adopted by the House of Representatives on 8 March 2018 and is steadily...

Written on: 19 Jun 2018

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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector – Part 2: #TEN-E

Background The TEN-E regulation (EC) 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and...

Written on: 13 Jun 2018

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TOP SECRET! How have Member States implemented the new EU Trade Secrets Directive?

All businesses hold confidential information. For some, confidential know-how can be at least as important as registered IP such as patents. Yet the legal protections given to trade secrets across...

Written on: 8 Jun 2018

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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector – Part 1: #REMIT

Background: EU internal energy market A harmonised and liberalised EU internal energy market requires market access, transparency and regulation, consumer protection, supporting interconnection and adequate levels of supply. These measures...

Written on: 30 May 2018

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