Sophie Pelé, a partner in Dechert’s Paris office, specializes in life sciences regulatory matters including public law and litigation. Noted for her “strong regulatory expertise” by Legal 500 EMEA and author of The Life Sciences Law Review - France Chapter, Ms. Pelé has substantial experience in clinical trial, development, manufacturing or promotion agreements, licensing and distribution schemes, but also in market access transparency, lifecycle management, as well as public procurement at hospital. Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Pelé served as a senior associate in the competition and regulatory department of another international law firm. Her previous experience also includes working at another leading law firm in life sciences in Paris.
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On 8 September 2022, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, in charge of approving foreign direct investments (FDI) into strategic sectors, issued its first guidelines, intended to make the process of FDI into France more transparent and clear. The guidelines are a summary of existing (...)
The General Court annuls in part the European Commission’s decision finding the existence of restrictive agreements and an abuse of a dominant position on the market for perindopril, a medicine used to treat hypertension and heart failure* On 12 December 2018, the General Court (“Court”) (...)
In a judgment dated October 10, 2014, the French administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d’Etat) ordered the Prime Minister to repeal in part article R. 464-29 of the Commercial Code. The decision transferred de facto a part of the litigation relating to the decisions made by the chief case (...)
In its judgment of March 13, 2014, the Paris Court of appeal (Court of Appeal) reduced by almost 99 per cent the penalty imposed by the French Competition Authority (FCA) on Bang & Olufsen (B&O) in its decision of December 12, 2012 (Decision) for having, since 2001, prohibited the (...)
In its judgment dated November 20, 2013, the Paris Court of appeal (the Court of Appeal) ruled on the communication by the French Competition Authority (the FCA) of documents held in its own file to a civil court before which a victim of alleged anticompetitive practices had brought a private (...)
What is the competition balance sheet of Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy and then President of the Republic? It is remarkable that Emmanuel Macron had a very strong reforming will in competition and distribution law, by opening markets (regulated professions, bus transport, rail (...)