17/06/2015

Castrén & Snellman’s Experts Publish Chapter on Finland in GTDT’s Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2015

Mikko Huimala and Hanna Paloheimo contributed the chapter on Finland in Getting the Deal Through’s year 2015 edition on Pharmaceutical Antitrust.

The easy-to-use reference guide of 29 jurisdictions worldwide provides a comparative analysis and expert local insight into the field of pharmaceutical antitrust, covering areas such as pharmaceutical regulatory law, competition legislation and regulation, review of mergers, anti-competitive agreements and anti-competitive unilateral conduct.

The chapter by Huimala and Paloheimo discusses Finnish legislation on medicines, such as the national rules relating to the distribution, marketing and sales of pharmaceutical products. It also examines the Finnish Competition Act and its implications for the pharmaceutical sector in Finland, as well as the practice of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority in the field. The chapter further discusses the assessment of agreements between competing pharmaceutical companies, patent settlements and other contractual arrangements in the pharmaceutical field under Finnish competition law.

The chapter can be downloaded in PDF here.