Life Sciences

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  • UK Budget 2014 - Simmons & Simmons' expert commentary

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    Submitted: 20 March 2014

    Simmons & Simmons' expert commentary on those tax aspects of the 2014 UK Budget, released on 19 March 2014, which are of particular interest to the business community.

  • A new look at the importance of IP valuation Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 14 March 2014

    As part of its Innovation Union strategy, the EU Commission has appointed a panel of experts to review a key obstacle to innovation - the valuation of intellectual property.

  • Collective opt-out actions for damages in the UK stay on the table

    Article

    Submitted: 04 February 2014

    Proposals for private actions for damages for competition law infringements have been laid before UK Parliament.

  • English contract law case profile - February 2014 Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 31 January 2014

    The recent case of Telford Homes (Creekside) Limited v Ampurius Nu Homes Holdings Limited [2013] EWCA Civ 577 highlighted the risks for an innocent party in delaying a decision on whether or not to accept a repudiation of a contract.

  • Arbitration in 2014 - the recent trends Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 30 January 2014

    The new London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Rules.

  • Final injunctions in patent cases - a slight softening of approach? Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 22 January 2014

    In this article we examine a recent case (in the electronics field) on the exercise of the discretion to refuse a final injunction and consider what implications this may have when the same question arises in the context of a dispute between originator pharmaceutical companies.

  • English contract law case profile - January 2014 Restricted access

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    Submitted: 09 January 2014

    Hamsard 3147 Limited and Anor v Boots UK Ltd [2013] EWHC 3251 (Pat) concerns the importance of clear contractual notice periods, and emphasises the English courts’ caution regarding the good-faith doctrine in Yam Seng Pte Ltd v International Trade Corp Ltd [2013] EWHC 111.

  • Data protection concerns about the Fourth Money Laundering Directive Restricted access

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    Last Reviewed: 31 December 2013 / Submitted: 31 December 2013

    The proposed Fourth Money Laundering Directive raises significant data protection concerns as it is not sufficiently clear about the nature of the personal data which firms may have to collect in order to comply. This article summarises the background to the Fourth Money Laundering Directive, the data protection issues relating to the proposed Directive, and the actions that the Commission proposes to take in order to deal with these concerns.

  • Whistleblowing in the life sciences sector upcoming developments Restricted access

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 05 January 2015 / Submitted: 29 November 2013

    A summary of whistleblowing in the life sciences sector - upcoming developments

  • Stay of English litigation pending outcome of EPO proceedings? Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 26 November 2013

    Court of Appeal Decision of 21 November 2013 in IPCom v HTC.

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