The Paris Court of Appeal last week rendered an extremely harsh decision against a company commercializing healthcare products in the dental sector. The decision can be applied to all types of manufacturers and distributors of directly or indirectly reimbursed healthcare products, and to healthcare service providers.
In the course of criminal proceedings initiated by the company’s statutory auditor, the Court imposed fines of 75,000 € each on both the CEO and the company for violation of the anti-gift law.
No healthcare professionals were prosecuted in the case.
Olivier Lantrès, Partner, and Sébastien Pradeau, of Counsel at Fieldfisher LLP analyse this Court decision.