Healthcare & Life Sciences

23 June 2021

Advertising for distance treatment control in connection with teeth aligner treatment

Companies that offer and advertise teeth aligner treatment to the public are flooding the German market. One key aspect of the business model of such companies is the limitation of in-person contact between patients and dentists or orthodontists, which enables them to offer and advertise such treatment at low prices. However, such advertising may be problematic, considering the strict German regulations on advertising of distance treatment under the Act on Advertising in the Healthcare Sector.

Fabian Huber Author: Fabian Huber

Germany | Simmons & Simmons LLP

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COVID-19: key considerations for healthcare and life sciences industry in 'new normal'

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the healthcare and life sciences industry due to its complex, global network of contractual relationships. Further, with the urgent push to develop diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to manage and end the pandemic, product liability has become a key issue. This podcast discusses key considerations for the healthcare and life sciences industry regarding force majeure and related contractual issues, product liability and crisis management.

David Wardell Authors: David Wardell | Barry Thompson

USA | Baker McKenzie

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Recent updates

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Sarah Taylor Authors: Sarah Taylor | Belinda Lavin

United Kingdom | Pinsent Masons

No profit from blood donations

Rainer Herzig Author: Rainer Herzig

Austria | Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

New leadership brings changes to health regulation

Maria Luisa Mendoza Author: Maria Luisa Mendoza

Mexico | Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC

Would a TRIPS waiver improve access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Joanne van Harmelen Author: Joanne van Harmelen

International | ENSafrica

Court upholds validity of one pneumococcal vaccine patent but holds two others invalid

Lei Liu Author: Lei Liu

Canada | Smart & Biggar

Ins and outs of handling material non-public information

David Wardell Authors: David Wardell | Amy Greer | Carol Stubblefield

USA | Baker McKenzie

Creation of loco-regional hospital networks exempt from merger control rules

Beatrijs Gielen Authors: Beatrijs Gielen | Nina Methens

Belgium | ALTIUS

Compulsory patent licence as defence against claim for preliminary injunction

Ludvig Holm Authors: Ludvig Holm | Måns Ullman

Sweden | Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

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24 August, 2021

The 6th edition of GAR Connect Singapore. Key topics include: State aid and the pandemic: Insolvency and international arbitration, Hot topics in energy sector, Fireside chat with Gary Born, The use of arbitration by big tech / Pharma companies and The GAR Connect Debate.

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