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Syfait II
  • NautaDutilh
  • European Union, Greece
  • September 17 2008

Yesterday, the EC Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its long awaited judgment in the Syfait II Case (Joined Cases C-46806 - C-47806, Sot. Lélos kai Sia), which deals with stock management in the pharmaceutical sector


ECJ delivers long-awaited judgment in Glaxo ‘Greek’ Case on parallel imports
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Greece
  • September 22 2008

On September 16, 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a long-awaited judgment in Sot Lélos kai Sia EE and Others v. GlaxoSmithKline AEVE Farmakeftikon Proïonton1 (the Greek Glaxo Case


Parallel trade in medicines: ECJ judgment in the second reference re: GlaxoSmithKline’s supply policy in Greece and abuse of dominant position
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Greece
  • October 16 2008

In the second reference to the European Court of Justice arising out of GSK’s policy of selling medicines directly to Greek hospitals and pharmacies the ECJ has held (Joined Cases C-46806 to C-47806 Sot. Lelos kai Sia and Others) that an undertaking which occupies a dominant position on the relevant market for medicinal products is abusing its dominant position contrary to Article 82 EC if, in order to stop parallel exports, it refuses to meet “ordinary orders” from wholesalers


Antitrust, competition and economic regulation client quarterly newsletter
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, European Union, Greece, USA
  • January 24 2012

A public company CEO recently consented to a federal district court order requiring him to pay a $500,000 civil penalty for violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”


Greek cases provide useful refresher on definition of 'undertaking' and application of competition rules to public sector
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • March 27 2008

Two recent Greek cases relating to the organisation of motor sport events and extraction rights for lignite (the main raw material for electricity production in Greece) have summarised the rules on when seemingly public sector activities are subject to competition rules


ECJ rules on award criteria in Greek case
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • February 27 2008

Following a preliminary reference from a Greek Court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its ruling (in case C-53206) on questions raised concerning award criteria used in the assessment of a contract to carry out parts of a town planning project for the Municipality of Alexandrouplois


Application of competition law to public bodies - recent ECJ authority
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • April 3 2008

In the first case, an independent Greek motor sport organiser challenged the decision of ELPA to refuse consent for an event it wanted to organise


ECJ rules in major pharmaceuticals case
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Greece
  • October 30 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a preliminary ruling in the dispute over supply quotas imposed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on prescription drug wholesalers in Greece


European Court provides preliminary ruling on the legality of OPAP's monopoly
  • Olswang LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • January 25 2013

On 24 January 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a preliminary judgment on questions referred to it by the Greek courts in


ECJ declares Greek law regulating sports events illegal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 4 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has delivered a Judgment finding that a Greek law, which gives the Greek motor sports federation the right to authorise events in Greece, is incompatible with European competition law