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6 May 2016
The Fall and Rise of the Antitrust Class Action

18 to 20 May 2016, St Petersburg
Global Food Supply Chains and Competition Law

Date to be confirmed for end of May / beginning of June 2016
EU State Aid Law CPD course

8 June 2016, Brussels
Competition Policy at the Intersection of Equity and Efficiency
A special conference honouring the scholarship of Eleanor M. Fox (NYU)

9 June 2016
Getting Merger Control Clearances for Corporate Deals

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Professor William S. Comanor speaks on mergers and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

9 January 2013

Distinguished Professor William S. Comanor from the University of California explored how the pharmaceutical industry has encountered a period of dramatic structural change.

While industry leaders explain their mergers as a response to these shocks and a partial solution to the declining productivity problem, the lecture advanced the reverse hypothesis: that instead of enhancing R&D productivity, the merger wave has jeopardized it. The speaker emphasized the uncertainties inevitably encountered in new drug discovery and development and the role of "parallel paths", i.e. the pursuit of multiple approaches to solving any given medical problem, in coping with those uncertainties. Visit the event website for more information.

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