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French Competition Authority Fines a Pharmaceutical Laboratory EUR 25 Million for Anti-Generic Practices
By Elena Chutrova and McDermott Will & Emery 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...
Significant Fine Imposed by the French Competition Authority in Floor Coverings Cartel
By Elena Chutrova and McDermott Will & Emery 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,...