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Healthcare & Life Sciences

20 January 2021
Carmen Verdonck BCA suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on distributors and limiting active and passive online sales

Belgium - ALTIUS

Following dawn raids carried out in 2018, the Belgian Competition Authority's Investigation and Prosecution Service has opened an investigation regarding alleged anti-competitive practices committed by Caudalie, a French cosmetics company specialising in vinotherapy, after a Belgian pharmacist complained that his supplier was imposing a pricing policy on him.

Authors: Carmen Verdonck, Nina Methens
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Armand Aviges 'Implant files': Paris administrative court places cursor between freedom of speech and business secrecy

France - Altana

In 2018 the so-called 'implant files' journalistic investigation concerning the certification and control of medical devices put on the market made media headlines. Now, the implant files have again become the centre of media attention due to a recent Paris Lower Administrative Court ruling, which highlights the inherent difficulty which lies in balancing various contradictory – but nonetheless important – rights.

Authors: Armand Aviges, Delphine Lapillonne
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