CJEU landmark ruling confirms that CBD is not a narcotic drug and that member states may not prohibit its marketing


Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its long-awaited decision in Case C-663/18 (Kanavape) ruling that a member state may not ban the marketing of cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant in its entirety. In today’s judgment, the Court finds that EU law, in particular the provisions on the Read More

Data as a critical asset in the health sector

Laurie-Anne Ancenys

Laurie-Anne Ancenys, Counsel, Head of the Paris Tech & Data practice, and Juliette Olliveaud, Associate, look at how the ever-growing volume of data in our digital world presents both challenges and opportunities for patients and healthcare providers. The collection of vast sets of data and their subsequent valuation and monetisation has become a driving force Read More

Covid-19 coronavirus: regulatory flexibility and the importance of collaboration in the UK

Megan McMellon

Regulatory flexibility Covid-19 coronavirus  has seen medical regulators across the globe take action in order to support the pandemic response effort.  In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (the MHRA) has worked with the Department of Health and Social Care and other stakeholders to identify where regulatory flexibilities are possible and guidance Read More

EU data protection guidance on Covid-19 apps

Nieke Vanavermaete

On 16 April 2020, the European Commission issued a Guidance on Apps supporting the fight against COVID 19 pandemic in relation to data protection (the Guidance). The aim is to set out requirements which apps should meet to ensure compliance with EU privacy legislation, in particular the GDPR and the ePrivacy Directive. The Guidance is Read More

Covid-19 coronavirus: UK launches Future Fund to support fast-growth businesses

William Samengo-Turner

In what will undoubtedly be a relief for UK’s life science sector, the government yesterday unveiled the ways in which it plans to support the community of fast-growth businesses that drive so much innovation within its domestic market and around the world. Privately held UK businesses that have raised at least £250,000 in the last Read More