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The High Court has held that in certain circumstances the European Insolvency Regulations 1346/2000/EC may effectively extend the jurisdictional reach of the English courts.
A recent decision may result in a potentially more expansive basis for establishing jurisdiction over defendants in Europe.
Where monies are improperly paid out of a company, they may be traced through various accounts to the end recipient, even if each stage in the laundering cannot be identified.
The court’s interpretation of ‘unfair harm’ in the context of paragraph 74 of Schedule B1 of Insolvency Act 1986 has recently been considered by the High Court.
The French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso in relation to alleged exclusionary practices concerning its coffee machines and capsules.
There are a few developments in this year’s Budget that are of particular interest for those operating in the life sciences sector.
On 21 March 2014, the European Commission adopted a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and accompanying guidelines.
On 2 April 2014, the European Parliament voted in favour of the implementation of a new Clinical Trials Regulation.
Italy’s highest administrative court has ruled that Pfizer’s use of patents and SPCs relating to Xalatan/latanoprost in Italy constituted an abuse of its dominant position.
It is fascinating to see competition law used as a tool to encourage innovation in the traditional collecting society business model.