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Emerging Markets Could Rule 2010 After Year of Strategic M&A in Developed World

Charles Martin

Charles Martin

The year 2009 began with a sharp decline in M&A activity, a hangover from the end of 2008 as the world concentrated on the fallout from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and on rescuing the global financial system.

The Outlook for 2010: M&A Still in Disarray as Credit Crunch Cloud Lingers

Maximilian Schiessl - Hengeler Mueller

Maximilian Schiessl

After an M&A boom which took global deal volumes to record highs in 2006 and 2007, the financial crisis has hit M&A markets extremely hard. While 2009 was a good year for investors in the stock markets and many other markets, M&A activity was very negatively affected by the credit crunch its various consequences.

Roundtable: Life Sciences

The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers has brought together five of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement in Canada: An Overview for Innovative Drug Manufacturers

Penny S Bonner - Ogilvy Renault LLP

Jill M Daley - Ogilvy Renault LLP

Penny Bonner

The pricing and reimbursement of innovative pharmaceuticals in Canada is controlled at three levels: by the federal Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, by the 17 federal, provincial and territorial public drug plans and by the Common Drug Review. This system means that an innovative manufacturer must obtain the approval of 19 different bodies for the price of a new drug in Canada.

The Supplementary Protection Certificate for Medicinal Products: An Update

Carla Schoonderbeek - NautaDutilh

Carla Schoonderbeek

Since its introduction in 1992 the Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) has been the object of litigation in many jurisdictions. The case law has been able to clarify the use of the regulations establishing the SPC, but some issues still have not been resolved.

Roundtable: Aviation

The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers has brought together four of the world’s leading practitioners to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.

Aircraft Finance: Recent Developments in the Netherlands

Berend Crans - De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Berend Crans

This article deals with two recent developments which are relevant to aircraft finance in the Netherlands: the accession of the European Community to the Cape Town Convention in 2009, and the entry into force of the Dutch Act on Conflict of Property Laws in 2008.

Recent Developments on Air Passenger Rights in the EC

John Balfour

John Balfour

Promotion of the interests of consumers and a high level of consumer protection are specified in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as fundamental objectives of the EU. Initially, Commission initiatives were particularly focused on air passengers, although the Commission is now turning its attention to other modes of transport.

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