Council of State revokes previous judgements in a medical oxygen cartel case due to omission of decisive facts and arguments in the reasoning
On February 15, 2022, Italy’s Consiglio di Stato revoked its previous rulings confirming fines levied on five companies by the Italian Competition Authority for participating in a medical oxygen cartel, as it found manifest omission of facts and reasoning in the judgements, and asked the ICA to produce a set of documents acquired during the proceedings so it can re-examine the case.
Italian Competition Authority confirms its approach to RPM in a recent investigation into a manufacturer of products sold in pharmacies (probiotics)
In May 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM or ICA) launched an investigation into restrictions on resale prices that a pharmaceutical company, SOFAR, was alleged to have imposed upon its distribution network for a probiotic product (Enterolactis Plus).
Italian Competition Authority investigates orphan drug manufacturer (Leadiant) for excessive pricing
In October 2019, the Italian Competition Authority launched an investigation into abuse of dominance pursuant to Article 102 TFEU against the Leadiant group in connection with the marketing in Italy of the “orphan” drug Chenodeoxycholic Acid Leadiant, used to treat an ultra-rare disease.
Farmaci orfani: tensioni negoziali tra interesse pubblico e concorrenza
Pay-for-delay: The Court of Justice clarifies the scope of “by object” restrictions and “potential competition” in patent settlement cases
On March 25, 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on appeal in the Lundbeck case, confirming the previous judgement of the General Court that upheld the decision of the European Commission on pharmaceutical “pay-for-delay” agreements.
COVID-19 vaccine production: The European Commission issues a comfort letter on cooperation between companies in the supply chain
On March 25, 2021, the European Commission (hereinafter, the “Commission”) issued a “comfort letter” on the compliance of the “Matchmaking Event – Towards COVID-19 vaccines upscale production” (hereinafter, the “Matchmaking Event” or the “Event”) with EU competition law.