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6 December 2016
Sheraton Brussels Hotel,

Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Case law, policy and economics brought together for the most essential briefing in pharmaceutical regulation

Drive your business forward with the latest insights from the European Commission, leading pharmaceutical firms, and specialised private practice advisors

Why this conference?

Highlights Include

Hear from experts on competition law and regulation in the pharma sector:

  • A view from the Commission
  • Brexit: likely impact on the pharmaceutical sector
  • Current enforcement trends
  • Merger control
  • Excessive pricing, discounts and rebates
  • Licensing, alliances and other horizontal issues
  • Distribution systems and parallel trade
Reverse Patent Settlements

Reverse Patent Settlements - Update on Current Cases

  • The Commission's approach
  • Update on Lundbeck and its implications
  • Review of Paroxetine case
  • Patent Settlements based on Article 101

Current Trends and Practical Considerations in Patent Settlements

  • Legitimate settlements vs 'pay-to-delay'
  • Follow on damages including an update on Servier in the UK (Perindopril case)
  • Current practical challenges
Brexit and the Pharma Sector

Peter Bogaert, Covington & Burling LLP, will analyse the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit for the pharma sector:

  • Likely consequences for regulation in the pharmaceutical sector:
    • Patents and the Unified Patent Court
    • Clinical trials
    • Impact on exhaustion doctrine and circulation of products
    • The future of the European Medicines Agency
  • Likely consequences for competition law
  • Likely practical impact on pharmaceutical companies


Commentary, opinions and guidance from industry experts - all gathered for you in one place

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