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Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency - The Netherlands: Tulips & EMA, a Gouda combination

1 March 2017

By Silvia Gardini and Hein Van den Bos

The EMA is looking for a new home. According to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports' formal bid, this home is where the heart of the Netherlands is. It might not have the food, weather or mountains Italy has to offer, as argued by our colleague Riccardo Fruscalzo in his blog post. Actually it has no mountains. But, here are five reasons why the Netherlands should be the EMA's host country of choice. 

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Jurisdictions: The Netherlands

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Brexit: the ball is in which court?

22 February 2017

By Charles Brasted

Brexit "will bring an end to the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK". That is the assertion in the UK Government's Brexit White Paper¸ and it was the promise of the Leave campaign.  But the reality is more complex.  The future relevance of the CJEU for UK law will be a key feature of the negotiations ahead, with implications well beyond the legal profession.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy, International Arbitration

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Africa Stand Up: Navigating the new world order

14 February 2017

By Amma Boakye and Andrew Skipper

Following a year of landmark political changes, could it be that the time has never been more opportune for Africa to seize control of its place in the global market? In this blog post our Africa Practice explores if Africa can act positively to avoid losing out on the agenda of global leaders and influencers and take advantage of the disrupted landscape to put its house in order and negotiate its own deals.

Read the full blog post here.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom, U.S., Africa

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The Article 50 process: What happens now?

9 February 2017

By Charles Brasted

Last night the Article 50 Bill, which allows the Prime Minister to begin withdrawal talks under Article 50, was approved by the House of Commons. In this blog, we briefly outline the expected next steps and timeline.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom

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Relocation of the EU Medicines Agency: Italy

9 February 2017

By Riccardo Fruscalzo

The EU Medicines Agency (EMA), the most sought after EU regulator, is looking for a new home. 900 jobs will move from London to an EU Member State when Brexit is complete. In a series of blog posts, our European life science and healthcare colleagues pitch their home country as the new location for the EMA. In our first post, Riccardo Fruscalzo, a Counsel based in our Milan offices, argues the case for Italy.

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Jurisdictions: Italy