Juristictions

Best Reasonable Efforts to end a global pandemic

Marton Eorsi

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine contract between the EU and AstraZeneca has been published, we take a look at it and the “Best Reasonable Efforts” provisions. The production issues facing the roll-out of the EU vaccination programme have led some to question the centralised approach taken by the European Commission in its procurement of the Read More

EU – Parallel trade in the life sciences sector – Q&A

Francesca Miotto

On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, Allen&Overy (Belgium) LLP hosted a webinar on the key developments in parallel trade of pharmaceuticals in 2020. In this blog post, we discuss a few key topics and questions raised by the webinar’s participants.­ How will the competition law framework apply post-Brexit?­ Post-Brexit, companies active in the UK and the Read More

The French National Authority for Health proposes the first classification of digital solutions used in healthcare

Alexis Vaujany

Given the growing number of digital tools that can be used in healthcare, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) has recently developed a system for classifying digital healthcare solutions according to their purpose of use, their capacity to provide a personalised response and their autonomy, i.e. their ability to act with or without human Read More

Germany: CJEU referral on current practice in PI proceedings

Birgit Kramer

With a decision of 19 January 2021, the Munich Regional Court (file number 21 O 16782/20) referred following question to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling: Is it compatible with Article 9 (1) of Directive 2004/48/EC that in proceedings for provisional measures the Higher Regional Courts with jurisdiction of the last instance generally refuse to Read More

Parallel trade in the life sciences sector – recent developments

Tine Carmeliet

Please join us on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 for a webinar on the key developments in the parallel trade of pharmaceuticals in 2020.  Tine Carmeliet, Nele De Backer, Francesca Miotto, Geert Glas and Nieke Vanavermaete will talk you through recent decisions and developments in the field of parallel trade, review the impact of both Brexit Read More