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  1. Twobirds news
    17 April 2020
    Bird & Bird advises AI-powered health analytics start-up Biofourmis in Hong Kong to monitor and understand effects of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/bird-and-bird-advises-ai-powered-health-analytics-start-up-biofourmis-in-hong-kong-to-monitor

    International law firm Bird & Bird has advised health analytics start-up Biofourmis with the deployment of its AI-driven remote monitoring platform to observe patients in Hong Kong who are diagnosed with or suspected to ...

  2. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-cure-for-covid-19-dont-make-the-claim-unless-it-is-true

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  3. Legal news
    06 March 2020
    Further guidance to Hong Kong listed companies in light of the outbreak of COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/further-guidance-to-hong-kong-listed-companies-in-light-of-the-outbreak-of-covid-19

    Further to our last article in which we discussed that the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) and the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issued the Joint Statement in Relation to Results Announcements ...

  4. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    Australia: Pre-Approval for Australian Advertisements of Therapeutic Goods Abolished
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/preapproval-for-australian-advertisements-of-therapeutic-goods-abolished

    From 1 July 2020, advertisers of medicines will no longer be required to seek pre-approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for advertisements of therapeutic goods in mainstream media (including ...

  5. Legal news
    21 May 2020
    Australia: COVID-19 – returning to work and the 'new normal'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/covid19-in-australia-returning-to-work-and-the-new-normal

    Further to our previous article about changes to Australia's employment laws as a result of COVID-19, the current status in Australia has shifted significantly. There are now 7,079 confirmed cases in Australia, with 13 ...

  6. Legal news
    02 February 2021
    COVID-19 – Australian response to regulation of medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/covid-19-australian-response-to-regulation-of-medical-devices

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Federal Minister for Health has exercised his power under section 41GS of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) to exempt certain medical devices from the ...

  7. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Economic Measures to Combat COVID-19 in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/economic-measures-to-combat-covid-19-in-australia

    On 23 March 2020, the Australian Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act No. 22 of 2020 (the Act), which is designed to provide an economic response to the effect, on Australia, of the ...

  8. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    "Signing" by email and other virtual means (including NSW amendments on 22 April) in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/signing-by-email-and-other-virtual-means-including-nsw-amendments-on-22-april-in-australia

    As a result of governmental responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have their employees working from home. This combined with "social distancing" creates substantial difficulties in executing ...

  9. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Changes to Australia’s employment laws in response to COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/changes-to-australias-employment-laws-in-response-to-covid19

    The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on employers across the globe, resulting in unprecedented levels of social restrictions, as governments and health authorities attempt to "flatten the curve". As a ...