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Life Sciences Newsletter No. 4At present, medical devices are regulated in the EU by three directives dating back to the 1990s: (a) Council Directive of 20 June 1990 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to active implantable medical devices (90/385/EEC), (b) Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices; and (c) Directive 98/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 1998 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices.

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Boletín de Life Sciences N.º 4Modificación del Real Decreto Ley 9/2014, de 4 de julio, por el que se establecen las normas de calidad y seguridad para la donación, la obtención, la evaluación, el procesamiento, la preservación, el almacenamiento y la distribución de células y tejidos humanos.

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Boletín de Life Sciences N.º 4

Boletín de Novedades Jurídicas Agroalimentarias, Julio 2017Real Decreto 535/2017, de 26 de mayo, por el que se modifica el Real Decreto 506/2013, de 28 de junio, sobre productos fertilizantes.

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Boletín de Novedades Jurídicas Agroalimentarias, Julio 2017

Conflictos de jurisdicción. ¿A quién corresponde la competencia para extinguir y liquidar un contrato publico en el marco de un concurso? (G.C.S.P. N.º 88)El deslinde competencial entre la Administración y los Juzgados de lo Mercantil en relación con los contratos que una empresa en situación de concurso pueda tener vigentes con entidades del sector público es una materia harto debatida.

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Conflictos de jurisdicción. ¿A quién corresponde la competencia para extinguir y liquidar un contrato publico en el marco de un concurso? (G.C.S.P. N.º 88)

Alterações ao Código das Sociedades Comerciais (“CSC”) – julho de 2017 / Amendments to the Portuguese Companies Code (“PCC”) – July 2017No âmbito do Programa Capitalizar, que tem entre os seus objetivos a capitalização das empresas e a melhoria das condições de acesso a financiamento, foi publicado o Decreto-Lei n.º 79/2017, de 30 de junho, o qual entrou em vigor no passado dia 1 de julho ("DL 79/2017"). O DL 79/2017 introduz alterações relevantes no CSC, tendo criado para as sociedades por quotas, um mecanismo simplificado de aumento do capital social por conversão de suprimentos.

 

Within the Programme "Capitalizar", which has among its objectives the capitalization of companies and the improvement of access to finance, Decree-Act no. 79/2017, of 30 June, was published, coming into force on 1 July ("DL 79/2017"). DL 79/2017 introduces relevant changes to the PCC, creating for private companies limited by quotas (sociedades por quotas) a simplified mechanism for share capital increases by conversion of shareholder loans (suprimentos).

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Alterações ao Código das Sociedades Comerciais (“CSC”) – julho de 2017 / Amendments to the Portuguese Companies Code (“PCC”) – July 2017

Brussels GA_P (June 2017)

30/06/2017 - Author/s: Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Brussels

Brussels GA_P (June 2017)The European Commission imposes a EUR 2.42 billion fine on Google for abusing its dominant position as search engine by giving more visibility to its own comparison shopping tool while demoting competitors’ comparison shopping services in Google’s search results

 

The European Commission has imposed a EUR 2.42 billion fine on Google for violating EU Competition Law by abusing its dominant position by giving preference to its own comparison shopping tool over those of its competitors in Google’s search results. Google’s violation must now end within 90 days; otherwise Google could bear penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc.

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Brussels GA&P (June 2017)

Penhor mercantil - o regime da apropriação / Commercial Pledge - appropriationNo dia 1 de julho de 2017 entrará em vigor o Decreto-Lei n.º 75/2017, de 26 de junho ("DL 75/2017"), que aprova o regime da apropriação do bem empenhado no penhor mercantil.

 

Decree-Act 75/2017 of 26 June ("DL 75/2017"), approving the rules on appropriation of an asset pledged under a commercial pledge will enter into force on 1 July 2017.

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Penhor mercantil - o regime da apropriação / Commercial Pledge - appropriation

Boletín de Novedades Jurídicas Agroalimentarias, Junio 2017Sistema de la OCDE para la certificación de materiales forestales de reproducción destinados al Comercio Internacional, aprobado por Decisión del Consejo C(2007)69, de 20 de junio de 2007, y modificado posteriormente por las Decisiones del Consejo C(2008)120, C(2008)185, C(2008)186, C(2010)111/REV1, C(2011)16, C(2011)17, C(2012)51, C(2013)30 y C(2014)105.

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Boletín de Novedades Jurídicas Agroalimentarias, Junio 2017

Corporate defense & business integrity: compliance y contratación pública (G.C.S.P. N.º 87)El reconocimiento legal de la responsabilidad penal de las personas jurídicas ha iniciado en España una nueva etapa que, aunque tardía frente al desenvolvimiento de la materia en el orden internacional, evoluciona a pasos agigantados.

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Corporate defense & business integrity: compliance y contratación pública (G.C.S.P. N.º 87)

Boletin de Sociedades N.º 5

02/06/2017 - Author/s: Área de Derecho Mercantil de Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Boletin de Sociedades N.º 51. Introducción

 

En el marco de las discusiones sobre conflicto de intereses societarios, se produce el debate sobre el alcance del deber de abstención y la prohibición de voto de los administradores de sociedades de capital y, en particular, en aquellos casos en los que el potencial conflicto de intereses se produce entre el socio que ha propuesto el nombramiento del administrador y la sociedad administrada por éste.

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Boletin de Sociedades N.º 5

Brussels GA&P (May 2017)

31/05/2017 - Author/s: Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Brussels

Brussels GA&P (May 2017)Facebook fined EUR110 million for providing misleading information during the review of its acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014

 

The European Commission has imposed a EUR110 million fine on Facebook for providing misleading information during the Commission’s review of its acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014.

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Brussels GA&P (May 2017)

The end of the bearer securities | O fim dos valores mobiliários ao portador Act no. 15/2017, of 3 May ("Act 15/2017"), which entered into force on 4 May 2017, prohibits the issuing of bearer securities (valores mobiliários ao portador), including bearer shares, by Portuguese companies. Act 15/2017 aims at bringing greater transparency to the securities’ market, enabling and facilitating control over ownership and transfer...

 

A Lei n.º 15/2017, de 3 de maio ("Lei 15/2017"), que entrou em vigor em 4 de maio de 2017, proíbe a emissão de valores mobiliários ao portador, incluindo ações ao portador, por sociedades portuguesas. A Lei 15/2017 visa conferir maior transparência ao mercado de valores mobiliários, possibilitando e facilitando o controlo da titularidade e transmissão de valores mobiliários...

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The end of the bearer securities | O fim dos valores mobiliários ao portador

Life Sciences Newsletter Portugal No. 1 (EN)The Decree-Law adopting the general principles of advertising for medicinal products and medical devices was adopted on January 6, 2017, based on guidelines from the European Commission, in particular the document "List of Guiding Principles Promoting Good Governance in the Pharmaceutical Sector", and involved changes to the Medicinal Products Statute and the legal regime for medical devices.

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Life Sciences Newsletter Portugal No. 1 (EN)

Life Sciences Newsletter Portugal No. 1Foi aprovado, em 6 de janeiro de 2017, o Decreto-Lei que adota os princípios gerais de publicidade a medicamentos e dispositivos médicos, baseados em orientações da Comissão Europeia, em particular o documento "List of Guiding Principles Promoting Good Governance in the Pharmaceutical Sector", implicando alterações ao Estatuto do Medicamento e o regime legal dos dispositivos médicos.

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Life Sciences Newsletter Portugal No. 1

State regulation of the Urban Land Appreciation Tax partially nullified in the absence of capital gainsIn a recent judgment given on 11 May 2017, the Constitutional Court, sitting in plenary session, upheld the challenge in the question of constitutionality no. 4864-2016 referred by the Judicial Review Court no. 1 of Jerez de la Frontera, voiding articles 107(1), 107(2)(a) and 110(4) of the Recast Text of the Local Public Finance (Regulation) Act, approved by Royal Legislative Decree 2/2004 of 5 March, if only insofar that they tax situations where capital gains are absent.

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State regulation of the Urban Land Appreciation Tax partially nullified in the absence of capital gains