An Interview with Dr Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer, Siemens

An Interview with Dr Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer, Siemens 5 September, 2014 by Ben Sharples (b.sharples@c5-online.com), Senior Conference Producer, Legal Division, C5 Communications Dr Klaus Moosmayer, Speaker at C5’s Compliance and Legal Risk Leaders Summit Q1. – What would you say have been the key changes in the compliance officers’ role in the last 12-18…

The Corruption risks Scandinavian businesses face when doing business in overseas markets

Recent enforcement activities by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and FCPA are signaling a new era of relentless investigation and prosecution of corrupt practices. The cases involve investigations for individuals and companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Alstom UK, Airbus Group NV, Sweett Group and others. In this article we review the recent bribery and corruption…

Anti-Corruption – Industry News

Turkey learns how to fight against corruption from Singapore, By SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ, Posted on Hurriyet Daily News The number one item on Turkey’s agenda since Dec. 17 are the massive corruption and graft allegations against senior government members, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family. Four ministers had to resign after prosecutors argued that they had…

D&O Liability Insurance – Industry News

Ex-judge calls for D&O liability reform Former NSW Supreme Court judge Dr Robert Austin set off a recent panel discussion by arguing that lawmakers need to “urgently” revisit the high level of liability on Australian directors. Austin (pictured right), now a senior consultant with Minter Ellison where he was a partner from 1990 to 1998,…

Online Gaming – Industry News

Merge Gaming Suspends Online Poker Accounts in NJ and DE, by Dabid, Posted on BetOnline The regulation of online poker in New Jersey and Delaware is being blamed for the Merge Gaming Network suspending players´ accounts in those jurisdictions. This weekend, hundreds of online poker players in New Jersey and Delaware tried to log in…

What constitutes a human embryo? – CJEU to revisit controversial issue

Dr Beatriz San Martín Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP On 17 April the UK High Court made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), requesting that the term “human embryos” in Article 6(2) of the Directive 98/44/EC, commonly referred to as the Biotech Directive, be clarified.  The referral focuses on whether artificially…

Beatriz San Martin

Beatriz is a Partner in the IP & Technology Dispute Resolution Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.  She has a degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge specialising in genetics, cellular and molecular biology. Beatriz has a broad practice area advising clients in all aspects of intellectual property, with a particular focus on patents,…

Phil Bilney

Phil Bilney is a solicitor in the IP & Technology Dispute Resolution Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.  Phil advises on a wide range of IP disputes, with a particular emphasis on patent related disputes.  He has acted for a range of clients, and has a keen interest in the Life Sciences sector having studied…

Competition versus Patents – Anatomy of an underlying policy tension

By Bertold Bär-Bouyssière[1] 2013 has seen significant tensions between antitrust enforcement and patents. The various “pay for delay” cases are the most visible development, but there are many others. increasingly, competition authorities challenge the use of patents or virtually ignore them when applying competition law. What is the ideology behind these occurrences? The short article…

LIFE SCIENCES – WEEKLY INDUSTRY NEWS

Belarus Ambulance Doctors: Underpaid And Overworked, by Vadzim Smok, Posted on BelarusDigest Leading up to New Year’s Eve and throughout the first week of 2014, employees of the Minsk municipal ambulance service launched a protest. They are demanding a raise in salaries and improved labour conditions. The healthcare sector in Belarus remains financed by the state and has…

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Key Energy Services, Inc. – KEG

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Key Energy Services, Inc. (“Key Energy” or the “Company”)(NYSE: KEG). Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 1-888-476-6529, ext. 237. The investigation concerns whether Key Energy and certain of its officers and/or directors…

International Trade Compliance – Industry News

 US could block MoD sell-off plans over security fears, By Toby Helm and Peter Beaumont, Posted on The Guardian  Secrets of shared military technology could be jeopardised by privatisation of equipment repair and maintenance arm. The US could block plans by the British government to privatise theMinistry of Defence‘s equipment repair and maintenance arm because of fears over the…