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Roundtable "Anticompetitive Practices of Big Pharma: the response of the Competition Authorities of BRICS+"

During Competition Week, on September 25, Alexey Ivanov acted as a moderator of the discussion held within the framework of the Working Group on the study of competition problems in pharmaceutical markets.

The session will be organised in a Q&A format. Participants will answer three question categories from the moderator. The first will concern the main types of anti-competitive practices of the global players in jurisdictions in a state of development, and ways to combat them. The second phrase of discussion will concern the progressive measures of antitrust response to anti-competitive practices, and the curb of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry: how can the antitrust regulator actively help innovation? The third issue will be related to the discussion of the preventive measures of antitrust response. The approaches of the BRICS countries' competition authorities to global economic concentration will be discussed with this question in mind: how is it best to jointly respond to the challenges of the growing global oligopoly in the field of high-tech pharmaceuticals?
 
The speakers set to participate in the discussion are key international experts in the field of antitrust from Europe and Asia, BRICS countries, and representatives of regulatory authorities. The session will be attended by the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, Igor Artemyev, who will also make closing remarks at the session.