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The Supreme Court ruled in FTC v Actavis that settlement agreements for patent infringement suits between branded and generic drug companies are not immune from antitrust scrutiny.
Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes draft guidelines — a key step toward bringing the competition ordinance into full force
The Hong Kong Competition Commission has published a set of draft guidelines on 9 October 2014 for public consultation.
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in an important case on garden leave (Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers).
On 7 October 2014, the AGCM and the IVASS signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the consumer protection on the insurance market.
On 4 December 2013, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) opened an investigation into one of Italy’s largest joint purchasing groups, Centrale Italiana.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 under the framework of the ‘three pillars’ of regional co-operation...
European Commission fines Servier and five generic companies for curbing entry of cheaper versions of cardiovascular medicine
The European Commission has imposed fines totalling €427.7m on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines.
On 24 June 2014, Governmental Decree no. 91/2014 (the so-called ‘Competitiveness Decree’) was published in the Italian Official Gazette.
As foreshadowed by the coalition government earlier this year, penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct are to be introduced.
DLA Piper has released the July 2014 issue of its Antitrust Matters publication.
Antitrust Matters — April 2014: state aid; cartel facilitators; Belgium’s Competition Authority; exercising patent rights; and more
DLA Piper has released the second issue of its global competition and antitrust law newsletter Antitrust Matters.
An important message to all tax planners: the European Commission’s directorate-general for competition has declared war on ‘fiscal optimisation’.
DLA Piper has published the first edition of its global competition newsletter, Antitrust Matters.
This year promises to be another in which corporate purchasing departments work hard to keep costs down while vendors try to increase their margins.
On 15 January 2014, the new established Italian Transport Authority (ITA) — Autorità di Regolazione dei Trasporti — became operative.
Competition authorities in Europe are clamping down on restrictions or bans on online sales, especially sales over internet platforms such as Amazon and eBay.
The place of supply rules determine where businesses are obliged to register, collect and remit VAT due on their supplies and in which member state.
Antitrust authorities in Europe are getting more and more rigid with regard to clauses that restrict or ban online sales.
Antitrust agencies amend premerger notification rules to clarify reporting of acquisitions of pharmaceutical patent rights
The new rules may cause an uptick in premerger notification filings in the pharmaceutical industry.
Today’s update looks at the status of competition law in three countries: Brazil, Spain and Italy.