The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense issues two legal opinions in investigations related to sham litigation practices (Eli Lilly do Brasil)

On August 20, 2014, the General Superintendence of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) rendered two legal opinions in investigations related to sham litigation practices recommending to CADE’s Tribunal: (i) the conviction of the companies Eli Lilly do Brasil Ltda. and Eli Lilly Company (Administrative Proceeding no. 08012.011508/2007-91); and (ii) the dismissal of the case against Niely do Brasil Industrial Ltda. (Preliminary Proceeding no. 08012.003303/2011-18). Notwithstanding still under analysis at CADE’s Tribunal, the General Superintendence (“SG”) demonstrates through these decisions how they shall assess further cases involving similar theory of harm. And, more importantly, the SG has demonstrated special weight given to the US experience on the matter, as it is

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Eduardo Molan Gaban, Bruno Droghetti Magalhaes Santos, The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense issues two legal opinions in investigations related to sham litigation practices (Eli Lilly do Brasil), 20 August 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 77177

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