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BHR News Flash: Swiss proposal to impose human rights due diligence requirements reaches the next stage of the legislative process

In December 2017, our blog post discussed how a coalition of Swiss civil society organisations launched the Responsible Business Initiative (“RBI”), i.e. a proposal to amend the ...

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Cross-sector code of conduct for AI – a solution with substance?

On 16 April 2018 the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence published a wide-ranging report on the status of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in the UK.

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The European Commission is considering opening an antitrust probe for parallel imports in the pharmaceutical sector

The European Commission is looking into several parallel imports cases, including in the life sciences industry, with a view to opening formal antitrust investigations, which may eventually ...

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Hunting unicorns: German and Austrian Competition Authorities publish draft Guidance Note on Transaction Value Thresholds

Since 2017, new merger control thresholds have been in effect in Germany and Austria which do not depend on the revenues generated by the parties but, rather, on the value of the...

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New version of EMA’s pre-authorisation procedural advice for the centralised procedure released

On 4 May 2018, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published another updated version of the guidance document on pre-authorisation for users of the centralised procedure.

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