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Adem Koyuncu is a German Rechtsanwalt and a partner in the life sciences practice.  Dr. Koyuncu is double qualified as a lawyer and medical doctor. He advises clients on EU and German law regulatory issues that affect pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other health and consumer products.  His practice further covers compliance, privacy and product liability matters and he also assists life sciences clients on corporate transactions and IPOs.

On 4 February 2015, the German Ministry of Justice published a new draft law specifically aimed to combat corruption in the healthcare sector. Key element of the draft legislation will be a newly defined criminal offence that will be inserted as a new Section 299a of the German Criminal Code (StGB). This new criminal offence sanctions active and passive bribery of a wide range of healthcare professionals – not only of medical doctors.

The envisioned new § 299a StGB would significantly sharpen the German anti-corruption laws as far as interactions between life sciences companies with medical doctors and other healthcare professionals are concerned. The criminal culpability would apply to both the healthcare professional that accepts a bribe and the company representative that pays a bribe.
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