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26.03.2020
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According to the European Pharmaceutical Review, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has set up a task force to track retailers who have used the outbreak of coronavirus to raise drug prices.
25.03.2020
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Financial Times has reported that the American pharmaceutical company AbbVie (EbbVi) was the first to take a radical step by abandoning the global patent rights for the antiretroviral drug Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir), which is undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2.
20.03.2020
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Legal Advisor to the Government of Israel Avihai Mandelblit for the first time authorized the use of generic drugs, where a patent for the original drug has not yet expired. Mandelblit justified his decision with the fight against the coronavirus COVID-2019. Now, generics of the antiretroviral medication Kaletra (lopinavir + ritonavir) from AbbVie can be imported into the country.
17.03.2020
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On March 13, the BRICS Antimonopoly Center, together with the FAS Russia, held a meeting of the BRICS working group on competition in the pharmaceutical markets.
16.03.2020
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The US Congress is continuing to call for activity in the field of antitrust legislation and enforcement. It is not surprising that one of the significant areas of interest in antitrust enforcement in the IT sector.
16.03.2020
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French authorities found Apple guilty of violating antitrust laws and price conspiracy. Now Apple has to pay the largest fine in the history of the French competition authority.
12.03.2020
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Today, as of the 12th of March, the amendments to the 'antitrust compliance' bill came into force under Federal Law of the 1st of March, 2020 No. 33-FL.
11.03.2020
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The department received a complaint about the advertising of Arbidol. Following the complaint, at the end of January, the antimonopoly department was going to check the advertisement of the Arbidol drug containing a statement about the effectiveness of the drug in the fight against coronavirus.

09.03.2020
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Recently The New York Times has reported that a petition signed by multiple labour unions, including one of the largest - the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was submitted to the Federal Trade Commission. The petition was filed in order to push for the investigation of Amazon's anticompetitive behaviour and to study Amazon's impact on the economy overall.
09.03.2020
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RIA News has published the information stating that it was informed by the press department of The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia, that in light of the depreciation of the ruble, reminded that it continually monitors prices for socially significant goods.
05.03.2020
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According to Reuters, Brazilian Prosecutor General's Office has filed a request with the Antimonopoly Authority of the country (CADE) to conduct an additional audit of the sale of the national aircraft manufacturer Embraer to the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
03.03.2020
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According to the amendments to the law "On Protection of Competition", prepared by the FAS in mid-February, the agency proposed to withdraw the "immunity" from software developers. This means that the application of antitrust laws to the results of intellectual activity in the software sector will become possible, thus expanding the regulatory powers in digital markets.
26.02.2020
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The Federal Antimonopoly Service has prepared a draft decree of the Government of the Russian Federation "On the methodology for determining the amount of compensation paid to the patent holder when deciding on the use of an invention, utility model or industrial design without his consent, and the procedure for its payment". The document was published on the regulation.gov.ru portal. Public discussion will last until March 19, 2020.
19.02.2020
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The state Duma adopted a bill that enshrines the concept of "an internal system to ensure compliance with antitrust laws" (antitrust compliance).
17.02.2020
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CADE has presented the Annual report on performance in the defense of competition in 2019. During the Annual report launch, the CADE's president, Alexandre Barreto, highlighted that 2019 was the year of consolidation of the institutional and structural changes, which took the defense of competition to new heights in Brazil.
12.02.2020
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Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Juliane Kokott expressed the view that the judicial authority should support the decision of UK Competition and Market Authority that transactions to delay the entry into the market of generics (pay-for-delay) between GlaxoSmithKline and other companies are in violation of antitrust laws, FirstWord Pharma reports.
10.02.2020
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According to the reports by The Wall Street Journal, the European Commission has launched a preliminary antitrust investigation against Facebook, suspecting the corporation of surveillance and elimination of potential competitors. The publication reports that the European regulator is currently investigating the statements of numerous companies that Facebook uses the personal data of its users to weed out competitors.
06.02.2020
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The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia has recorded complaints from citizens about the rise in the price of several products amid a decline in imports from China due to coronavirus. Mr Andrey Tsyganov, the deputy head of the FAS Russia has commented on the situation with the following statement - "We see reports about prices rising for some products, but not from reports of our territorial administrations, but the media and citizens".
04.02.2020
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On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of a previously unknown type of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, located in the central part of the country. As experts have established, the causative agent of the disease is a new type of coronavirus - 2019-nCoV, which can be transmitted from person to person.

03.02.2020
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At the beginning of January, 2020, China competition authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), started a public discussion of its bill amending Anti-Monopoly Law of China. The bill is one of the major revision of China competition law for the past 11 years.
03.02.2020
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According to CADE's press release, Brazil's Governing Body for Economic Protection (CADE) on Monday approved a deal to create a joint venture with national aircraft manufacturer Embraer and US aircraft manufacturer Boeing.
27.01.2020
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According to the press release, The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has prepared a list of applications in preparation for implementing the law on the preinstallation of Russian software.
23.01.2020
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The Arbitral Court of the Moscow District confirmed the legality of the FAS decision to recognize the conspiration between CJSC Euroservice Firm and Mega Pharma LLC with participation in 331 auctions for the supply of medicines and medical devices worth more than 800 million rubles as illegal. This has been reported in the FAS press-release in the message of the department. Thus, the court rejected the complaints of the companies.
21.01.2020
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RBK News has recently reported that DiDi Chuxing, the largest Chinese car-sharing and taxi network plans to open offices throughout Russia, including in St. Petersburg. Now the company is selecting the head and employees of the division in the local market.
17.01.2020
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In the interview to The Wall Street Journal, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said that the Justice Department is preparing to research and investigate the generic drug industry and even go as far as filing cases for allegedly fixing prices. The department has been investigating possible criminal conduct by generic drug companies for years, but there has been little action so far.
16.01.2020
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This week Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has visited India. At the same time, multiple protests against Amazon have spurred across a country, and an antitrust investigation was started against the tech giant.
13.01.2020
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Recently it was announced that for the first time China had included the internet industry in the planned revision and overhaul of its antitrust legislation, potentially giving regulators the power to regulate the increasingly dominant technology giants effectively.
23.12.2019
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The Chinese authorities have created a national operator for the transportation of oil and gas, giving it all the main oil and gas pipelines in the country. Previously, they belonged to state-owned oil and gas companies. The idea behind Chinese "unbundling" is to increase competition in the country's oil and gas market.
21.12.2019
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The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia for the first time entered the top ten best antitrust organizations in the world, said department head Igor Artemyev at the congress of the Yabloko party.
20.12.2019
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EU antitrust authorities are considering tightening their policies on IT corporations, forcing them to ensure equal conditions in the market.
18.12.2019
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On December 17, 2019, the Deputy Head of the FAS Russia Andrey Tsyganov met with the Director and Permanent Representative of the World Bank in Russia, Mr Renaud Seligmann
17.12.2019
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With this case we are starting the series of publication devoted to the descriptions of digital cases examined by  the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federations. The fiches were prepared by the analytical team of the BRICS Competition Centre.
11.12.2019
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Earlier in September, we reported about the antitrust investigation launched in the United States regarding Google's marketing activity.
10.12.2019
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The  State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) posted a Draft - "Major illegal acts in the field of market supervision Interim Measures for Reporting Rewards (Revised Draft for Comment)" on its website for public comment.
05.12.2019
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On the 2nd of December, the South African Competition Commission released a media statement regarding the data prices investigation. The Commission initiated the Inquiry in August 2017. South Africa's two biggest mobile-phone companies - Vodacom Group Ltd. and MTN Group Ltd. have been under scrutiny for the last few years regarding their data prices, and the Competition Commission of South Africa has finally released final findings and recommendations for data services market enquiry earlier this week.
04.12.2019
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In July 2019 the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Igor Artemiev at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in Russia, the problem of cartels is now most acute in the pharmaceutical industry. Three months later, we can see the progress in the battle with the cartels
02.12.2019
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The BRICS Summit in Brazilia was held under the motto "Economic growth in the interests of an innovative future," The work and discussions carried out during those two days once again showed that over the past ten years, BRICS has achieved serious results and has gained a reputation as a respected association. At the same time, the coordination mechanisms established within BRICS make it possible to cooperate effectively in politics, security, trade, finance and culture.
28.11.2019
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The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) allowed Rostelecom to buy 55% of T2 RTK Holding LLC (operating under the Tele2 brand), the service’s website reported .
22.11.2019
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Competition commission of India (CCI) has released a Market Study on e-commerce in India and its strategy shifts.
21.11.2019
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On November 19-20, 2019, the traditional V International Scientific and Practical Conference "Antitrust Policy: Science, Practice, Education" was organized at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, organized by the FAS Russia in partnership with the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development. The staff and guests of the Institute took part in all the most relevant discussions of the conference.
19.11.2019
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The report offers a view on competition policies and enforcement in BRICS countries.
01.10.2019
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The second day of the BRICS International Competition Conference has not only started with a varietal topic but was also concluded with another life and death importance level panel – pharmaceutical regulation. The issues that could be discussed within this area are vast; however, most of the representatives from BRICS competition authorities have focused on two common problems for all of the countries – generics and pricing.
20.09.2019
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The session took place within the framework of the BRICS International Competition Conference on September 19.
19.08.2019
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We start revealing some interesting facts from the report on the digital economy of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Center to be presented on September 19 within the framework of the  BRICS International Competition Conference in Moscow.
02.08.2019
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On July 31 - August 1, Director of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute Alexey Ivanov took part in an international conference organised by the Department of Economic Research of the Administrative Council for the Protection of Competition of Brazil (CADE) titled 'Designing Antitrust for the Digital Era Conference'.
25.07.2019
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The workshop is co-organised by the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, CLES@UCL and Insper. Participants will discuss interim stage of the preparation of the report on "Antimonopoly Regulation in the Digital Economy", which will be presented in September 2019 as part of the BRICS International Competition Conference.

22.05.2019
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The questionnaire is designed to assist policy makers and competition authorities in BRICS countries when dealing with new challenges arising from the digital economy. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the business ecosystem that of the digital economy, features of its value chains and bottlenecks and areas of reform for the benefit of the sector.  
16.05.2019
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The Director of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development made this statement at the session “Digital Economy — New Challenges, New Solutions” of the 9th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.
14.05.2019
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Round table on the topic of "Antimonopoly regulation for the digital economy in the interests of the BRICS countries"
19.04.2019
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The report "Research on the state of competition in the digital markets of the BRICS countries" was discussed in China.
20.03.2019
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The project was named as the most important joint initiative of bilateral cooperation in the field of antitrust regulation
10.12.2018
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Problems of controlling fundamentally new forms of market power and new types of economic competition were discussed at the conference "Antitrust Policy: Science, Practice, Education", which was held over December 6-7 at Skolkovo.
The conference was organised by the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development together with FAS Russia at the Skolkovo site.
16.10.2018
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On September 26, as part of the Competition Week, a meeting of experts of the BRICS Antimonopoly Centre was held.
03.10.2018
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The comprehensive work was done by the HSE-Skolkovo Institute and UCL Center for Law & Economics under leadership of Prof. Ioannis Lianos. The report is the first serious outcome of the BRICS cooperation in the competition law and policy field. The preparatory work on this report was conducted in the course of the Joint Working Group on the Global Food Value Chains established by the BRICS competition authorities back in 2015. The first interim results of this work were presented in May 2016 in St. Petersburg.
01.10.2018
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Within the Russian Competition Week held on September 24-27 in Sochi took place the session of the BRICS coordination committee on Antimonopoly policy. It has covered many issues, focusing on four overreaching topics.
26.09.2018
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Roundtable “Anticompetitive practices of the Big Pharma: response of the BRICS Competition Authorities” took place on September 25 within the framework of  the International Russia Competition Week
30.07.2018
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This summer the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development has opened a new division - the BRICS Antimonopoly Centre. The latter will engage in applied research and expert analysis aimed at improving competition policies and strengthening antitrust regulation in the BRICS economies.
12.07.2018
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Institute Director gives an expert’s opinion on the RBC report on the regulation of e-commerce and the adoption of the Fifth Antimonopoly Package.

24.05.2018
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The treatise was presented by the team of authors during a conference at the Higher School of Economics on April 23.
21.04.2018
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The project, in which the Institute holds a key expert position, has been hailed a success.
11.04.2018
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On April 10, 2018, the above-titled plenary session took place within the framework of the XIX April International Conference of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
30.09.2017
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September 27th saw a joint meeting of the BRICS Working Groups for Research on Competition Issues in the Food Market
25.03.2016
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On March 24 at the World Trade Centre a joint meeting of the International Working Group on the research of competition issues in the pharmaceutical sector was held, with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, with a high-level panel discussion on: "the Experience of the BRICS countries in overcoming the HIV/AIDS epidemic: the availability of medicines".
13.11.2015
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November 12th saw the opening of the two-day conference of competition authorities of the BRICS countries in Durban, South Africa, under the theme of 'Competition and Inclusive Growth'.
13.11.2015
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Speaking at the fourth conference of BRICS countries' competition authorities, Head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev said the BRICS countries intend to pool their efforts in investigating monopoly actions of international corporations.
25.06.2015
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On the 22-23rd June the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Forum took place at HSE St Petersburg. The international conference was organised jointly by the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at UCL and the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). Heads of antitrust departments and experts from the BRICS and the EEC were joined by leading academics and experts on competition law from Europe and the US.