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French Competition Authority Fines a Pharmaceutical Laboratory EUR 25 Million for Anti-Generic Practices

By and on Jan 4, 2018
Posted In French Developments, Healthcare Antitrust, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance

On 20 December 2017, the French Competition Authority (the FCA) imposed a EUR 25 million fine on a pharmaceutical laboratory, for delaying entry onto the market of the generic version of Durogesic, and for hindering its development through a disparagement campaign. No public version of the decision is available yet, nonetheless the FCA has already published...

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Significant Fine Imposed by the French Competition Authority in Floor Coverings Cartel

By and on Oct 25, 2017
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, EU Developments, French Developments, Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance

On October 19, 2017, the French Competition Authority (the “FCA”) imposed a EUR 302 million fine on the three leading companies in the PVC and linoleum floor coverings sector; Forbo, Gerflor and Tarkett, as well as the industry’s trade association, SFEC (Syndicat Français des Enducteurs Calandreurs et Fabricants de Revêtements de Sols et Murs), for price-fixing,...

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