Focus Antitrust - 11 June 2020
In The News
CMA obtains director disqualification undertakings from pharmaceutical company director
The CMA has obtained director disqualification undertakings from a director of pharmaceutical companies involved in the CMA’s investigations into agreements relating to the supply of nortriptyline and fludrocortisone. Click here.
Advocate General advises upholding Lundbeck pay for delay decision
An Advocate General’s opinion has proposed that the ECJ should uphold the European Commission’s decision in the Lundbeck pay for delay case. Click here.
European Commission sends supplementary Statement of Objections to Teva on suspected 'pay-for-delay' pharma agreement
The European Commission has sent a supplementary Statement of Objections to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Cephalon Inc., now a subsidiary of Teva. It follows the Commission's original Statement of Objections, in which the Commission had reached the preliminary conclusion that the patent settlement agreement between Cephalon and Teva concerning the sleeping disorder medicine modafinil may have delayed the entry of a cheaper generic medicine, in breach of Article 101. Click here.
- The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Bayer AGs animal health division by Elanco Animal Health Inc. The decision is conditional on the divestment of otitis products and several types of parasiticides in the European Economic Area, the UK and globally. Click here.
- The CMA has published an updated case timetable following the remittal by the Court of Appeal of its investigation into alleged excessive and unfair prices for phenytoin sodium capsules. Click here.
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FT Wealth quotes Sarah Anticoni on forum shopping
"Being the first to file for divorce is not a foolproof way of securing an English hearing"
What can UK investors interested in Life Sciences learn from their more experienced, including US, counterparts?
The recent tie-up between Canary Wharf and Kadans demonstrates the enthusiasm to access the lucrative UK life sciences market.
Helen Coward writes for Tax Journal on the main purpose test for SDLT group relief
Mainly ignored? The main purpose test for SDLT group relief
The Ayes have it - Collateral Warranties can be a ‘Construction Contract’
The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Caretech Holdings PLC on its proposed £870.3 million take private
Charles Russell Speechlys is advising the independent board of Caretech Holdings PLC, in its take private sale to Amalfi Bidco Limited.
Charles Russell Speechlys advising Battery Ventures on the sale of SPT Labtech for £650 million.
Battery Ventures has raised over $9 billion to invest in software and services, enterprise infrastructure, and much more around the world.
Windrush Day 2022 – supporting access to justice
Charles Russell Speechlys is proud to continue supporting survivors of the Windrush scandal in their fight for justice.
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022: Landlords and developers beware serious sanctions for non-compliance
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 8 February 2022 and will come into force on 30 June 2022.
EG quotes Emma Preece on the Picturehouse and BNY Mellon rent arrears cases
“The case is being closely watched by landlords and tenants alike as the impact of the pandemic lives on in the commercial property sector”
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised long-standing client Stonegate on a series A investment into Peckwater Brands
Stonegate is one of the largest pub companies in the UK with a rich portfolio that covers over 4,500 sites.
Pro bono support for major office premises move for charity in Stoke-on-Trent
Emmaus entities provide safe homes, community support and meaningful work to formerly homeless people across the UK.
ITV takes the plunge and “couples up” with Ebay to dress love island contestants in pre-loved clothing
Reporting Restriction Order (reprised) - "Where there is no publicity there is no justice."
Financier Worldwide quotes Rachel Warren on the UK’s Economic Crime Act
Evaluating the UK’s Economic Crime Act
Julia Cox and Felicity Chapman write for International Adviser on the rise of pre-nups in the UK
Julia Cox and Felicity Chapman write for International Adviser on the rise of pre-nups
Property Patter: Reasonable Endeavours
What does it mean to use ‘best’, ‘all’ or ‘reasonable’ endeavours?
Could the UK’s Life Sciences Vision be restricted by its Immigration Policy?
We explore some of the visa options that may be open to businesses in the sector and their relative pros and cons.