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  1. Legal news
    24 July 2017
    The European Commission initiates an investigation into alleged excessive pricing practices in the pharmaceutical sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/belgium/european-commission-investigation-into-excessive-pricing-practices-in-pharmaceutical-sector

    The European Commission (EC) has opened a formal investigation into certain alleged excessive pricing practices pursued by Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Aspen), so-called "price gouging", in relation to off-patent ...

  2. Legal news
    13 December 2017
    Sponsoring Clinical Trials offers standing to clear the way in Belgium
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/belgium/sponsoring-clinical-trials-offers-standing-to-clear-the-way-in-belgium

    In Belgium, the question arose before the Brussels Court as to whether a foreign company (which was part of an international pharmaceutical group) that only invests in clinical trials and research & development for a ...

  3. Legal news
    14 June 2021
    Update on the Belgian Competition Authority decisional practice
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/update-on-the-belgian-competition-authortity-decisionnal-practice

    On 28 May 2019, the Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) had fined the Belgian Order of Pharmacists (“BOP”) for hampering the development of MediCare Market, a chain of pharmacies and para-pharmacies, in Belgium. The ...

  4. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    Increased leeway for cooperation between Pharma and Medical Equipment companies during the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/increased-leeway-for-cooperation-between-pharma-and-medical-equipment-companies

    Competition rules are aimed at safeguarding healthy competition between companies. For more than half a century the EU and its Member States have vigorously defended effective competition by pursuing and sanctioning ...

  5. Twobirds news
    14 October 2019
    Bird & Bird lawyers join EU innovation project SMART- BEAR
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-lawyers-join-eu-innovation-project-smart--bear

    International law firm Bird & Bird joins 26 organisations in a European Commission funded project that draws on big data to improve the health and wellbeing of European citizens. The four-year project aims to build a ...

  6. Legal news
    11 December 2018
    The legal basis for Belgian biobanks enters into force
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/belgium/the-legal-basis-for-belgian-biobanks-finally-enters-into-force

    Each Belgian biobank will have to be declared at the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) in order to operate. It also imposes binding content for agreements on the transfer of human biological ...

  7. Legal news
    11 December 2018
    Changes afoot for Belgian manufacturers of allogeneic ATMPs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/belgium/changes-afoot-for-belgian-manufacturers-of-allogeneic-atmps

    Last month, the Belgian Parliament voted in favour of a set of measures that are notably meant to clarify the regulatory landscape of the operators active in the manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products ...

  8. Twobirds news
    27 April 2018
    Bird & Bird achieves exceptional results in Legal 500 EMEA 2018
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/global/bird-and-bird-achieves-exceptional-results-in-legal-500-emea-2018

    Bird & Bird is delighted to announce that we have received an excellent set of results in the 2018 edition of Legal 500: EMEA. As well as 34 top-tier rankings across our EMEA offices, we were recommended in a further ...