The French Supreme Court agrees with the Paris Court of Appeal’s decision reducing a €25M fine to €21M for abuse of dominance by obstructing the entrance of generic drugs onto the market (Janssen Cilag)

On 1 June 2022, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) upheld the judgment of the Paris Court of Appeal, which in turn largely upheld the 2017 decision of the French Competition Authority (FCA) to impose fines of EUR 25 million on Janssen Cilag and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Cilag) for abusing its dominant position (see judgment here (in French)). Specifically, the FCA sanctioned the parties for abusive conduct intended to

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Michael Clancy, Peter L'Ecluse, Catherine Longeval, Koen T'Syen, The French Supreme Court agrees with the Paris Court of Appeal’s decision reducing a €25M fine to €21M for abuse of dominance by obstructing the entrance of generic drugs onto the market (Janssen Cilag), 1 June 2022, e-Competitions June 2022, Art. N° 106987

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