Health & environment

1 August 2012 | Laure Marolleau

The healthcare industry under scrutiny and forced to be more transparent

The so-called Médiator® case[1] has fostered in France an unprecedented climate of suspicion towards the healthcare system and significantly tarnished the image of the medicinal product industry and healthcare companies in general. Fully aware of the shockwave caused by this case, the French legislator adopted a law to restore public confidence in the French health […]

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1 August 2012 | Laure Marolleau

The owner of a former classified facility site may be held liable for the waste materials abandoned thereon by the site operator

When a classified facility (“CF”)[1]  is definitively shut down, it is primarily up to the operator, i.e. the entity that controls and manages the activity and the site on an everyday basis, to comply with all applicable provisions related to site rehabilitation. A difficulty arises when it is not possible to impose the obligation to […]

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1 July 2012 | Jean-Luc Soulier

After 9 years of procedure, the French supreme court puts a final end to the highly publicized bee case. An insider’s chronicle

In a decision dated May 30, 2012, the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) wrote the final chapter of the long legal and media saga in which the world leading chemical and agrochemical company has been accused of being at the origin of the abnormally high death rate observed among the bee population in France, […]

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1 June 2011 | Soulier Avocats

Implementation of EU regulations regarding the placing of plant protection products on the market

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009[1], repealing Council Directive 91/414[2], entered into force on June 14, 2011. This Regulation concerns the authorization of plant protection products in commercial form and their placing on the market, use and control within the EU. It also includes provisions that apply to the components of such products. Council Directive 91/414 made […]

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