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European Directive 2011/65/EU (“RoHS Directive”) bans the placing on the European market of any electrical and electronic equipment (“EEE”) that contains more than the permitted level of 6 hazardous substances: lead, mercury,...
Precis A Phase I first in human clinical trial on healthy volunteers, sponsored by Portuguese pharmaceutical company Bial, went horribly wrong in early January 2016, leaving one volunteer dead and five others hospitalised with organ failure and in s...
The background There’s growing concern that Europe does not currently have the right regulatory environment for innovative products and services in a range of industries, including the health sector. Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research...
2016 is already shaping up to be another significant year for UK pensions. A number of important legal and regulatory changes came into force on 6 April of this year, and there are more changes on the horizon. Many of the changes affect both defined...
The first annual slavery and trafficking statements under the Modern Slavery Act (‘Act’) are due for qualifying institutions with financial year-ends on or after 31 March 2016. Institutions that ignore the Act risk being named and shamed...