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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.

Telecoms Services in the People's Republic of China: An Abundant Harvest of Regulations

Michael Aldrich - Lovells LLP

Robert Lewis - Lovells LLP

The telecoms industry in mainland China has been growing rapidly as the vast consumer market continues to use wireless technologies at an unprecedented rate. According to government figures, around 60 million new mobile phone users have subscribed each year since 2000. However, entry into this market is challenging for foreign investors due to heavy regulation and policy restrictions on foreign investment.

Recent Developments in Swedish Telecommunications Law

Carl Johan af Petersens - Vinge

Mikael Satama Granberg - Vinge

The Swedish telecoms market has long been associated with prominent companies such as Ericsson, and various successful entrepreneurial ventures. IT usage is extensive, with broadband and mobile penetration levels being among the highest in Europe.

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