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6 December 2016
Marriott Hotel Grand Place,
Brussels, Belgium

Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Find out how to tackle the most pressing competition law issues affecting the pharmaceutical sector

From mergers and acquisitions to state aid, licensing and intellectual property; discover how the experts think you should approach the risks associated with the most difficult areas of competition law

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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