Ruth Allen

Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

Ruth is a professional support lawyer in the competition, regulation and trade practice at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, based in London. She provides technical advice to clients and colleagues on issues of both substantive competition law and procedure, and is also responsible for know-how resources and training programmes. Ruth previously worked as an associate in the team, and has a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious experience across all aspects of EU and UK competition law. She has a particular interest in competition litigation.

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Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (Brussels)
Herbert Smith Freehills (London)


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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Dafni Katrana, Ruth Allen The EU Court of Justice clarifies the criteria for the "pay-for-delay" agreements in the pharmaceutical sector (Generics - UK)


On 30 January 2020 the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) clarified for the first time the criteria governing whether so-called “pay-for-delay” agreements entered into between originator and generic pharmaceutical companies fall foul of EU competition law rules. Such agreements are a form of patent (...)

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