Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

Jose Munoz

Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)

José advises clients on all aspects of EU competition law, including on merger control, cartel and antitrust investigations, and the interface between competition and intellectual property law. He has acted in merger control, cartel, and antitrust proceedings before the European Commission. Jose has significant experience in the pharmaceutical & healthcare, TMT, manufacturing and industrials sectors.

Jose also advises on EU regulatory matters, including in the consumer, chemicals, and TMT sectors.

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1225 Bulletin

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Henar González Durántez, Pilar Carrasco, Gonzalo Sanz-Magallón, Jose Munoz, Anna Sol The Spanish Competition Authority imposes sanctions on a pharmaceutical company for misusing litigation strategies regarding patents (Merck Sharp & Dohme)


On 21 October 2022, the Spanish National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) imposed a €38.9 million fine on pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) for abusing its dominant position in the Spanish market for contraceptive vaginal rings. In particular, the CNMC concluded that (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Peter Rowland, Jose Munoz The EU Commission issues Statement of Objections against a pharmaceutical company over alleged abuse of dominance consisting of misuse of divisional patents and a disparagement campaign against its closest competitor (Teva)


On 10 October 2022, the European Commission (“EU Commission“) formally adopted a Statement of Objections (“SO“) against Teva over an alleged abuse of dominance concerning its blockbuster drug Copaxone, which is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. As we reported in March 2021, the EU (...)

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