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David Hull, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís European Antitrust Enforcement for Pay-For-Delay Settlements Live Webcast


New York, NY, May 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David Hull, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “European Antitrust Enforcement for Pay-For-Delay Settlements.” This event is scheduled for September 10, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/european-antitrust-enforcement-for-pay-for-delay-settlements-live-webcast/

About David Hull

David Hull is a partner at Van Bael & Bellis, a Brussels firm focused on EU competition and trade law. He is a seasoned competition lawyer and specializes in representing clients in complex investigations before the European Commission, and in litigation before the EU courts in Luxembourg. Recent cases include Ryanair (appeal of Commission’s decision blocking takeover of Aer Lingus); Akzo (legal privilege); Bitumen (appeal of fine imposed in cartel case); and Microsoft (appeal of fine imposed for alleged non-compliance with Commission decision).

He has extensive experience in the life sciences sector, regularly representing companies in EU investigations and advising them on life cycle management issues, European parallel trade and distribution issues, licensing and collaboration arrangements, pricing strategies, and mergers. He is currently representing two companies in the appeal to the General Court of the Commission’s decision in the Lundbeck case on “reverse payment” patent settlements.

Mr. Hull is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, and is an associate member of the Brussels Bar.

About Van Bael & Bellis

Van Bael & Bellis is one of the largest leading independent law firms based in Brussels. Established in 1986, the firm houses a multinational team of lawyers who regularly advise a diverse group of clients ranging from multinational corporations and government bodies to international trade associations and global law firms.

With two of the largest teams in Brussels working in EU competition and international trade law, the firm is well known and highly regarded by all legal directories for its extensive expertise and deep partner-level experience. The firm also advises on EU regulatory matters and Belgian business law.

With nearly 70 lawyers coming from 20 different countries, Van Bael & Bellis offers clients the support of a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and an international perspective.

Event Synopsis:

Reverse payment settlement is one of the few schemes that may be used to delay generic entry of possible competitors. Several pharmaceutical companies which have been entering into these ‘pay-for-delay’ agreements, if not sued for violating EU’s antitrust rules, are facing costly investigations.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help you better understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Pay-For-Delay Settlements. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective antitrust policy and ensure compliance with IP laws.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

− Pay-For-Delay Settlements – An Overview
− Reverse Payment Agreements
− “By Object” Vs. “By Effect” Infringements
− EU’s Antitrust Rules
− Recent Claims on Patent Settlements
− Potential Effects on Generic Markets
− Antitrust Scrutiny, Prevention and Risk Mitigation Strategies
− Costs and Damages in Pay-For-Delay Settlements
− Reasonable Sanctions and Penalties
− Best Enforcement and Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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