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Germany Headed to Stricter Criminal Laws Against “Corruption In The Healthcare Sector”

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 … Continue Reading

Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK: One Step Closer to the Introduction of a New Enforcement Tool in Bribery and Corruption Cases

This post originally appeared on our sister blog, InsideMedicalDevices. Just days before the UK Parliament broke up for its February recess, the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) in the UK came a step closer to realization when the Crime and Courts Bill completed its Committee Stage in the House of Commons.  The anticipated introduction of DPAs in … Continue Reading

Key Considerations for European M&A in the Life Sciences Sector

Article originally published in PLC Life Sciences Handbook 2012 M&A in the life sciences sector has remained robust, driven by factors such as: „„ The need to replenish shrinking product pipelines. „„ The need to maintain revenues as patents on top-selling products expire. „„ The strategic diversification of business lines. „„ Expansion into emerging markets. … Continue Reading
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