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Roche, Novartis to see French watchdog appeal court defeat on trash-talking antitrust fine

By Tono Gil and Nicholas Hirst
  • 16 Mar 2023 09:47
  • 16 Mar 2023 09:47
Drugmakers Roche and Novartis will see a Paris court's recent scrapping of an antitrust fine for denigrating a rival challenged by the French competition authority.
The Autorité de la Concurrence has confirmed to MLex that it will appeal the Feb. 16 ruling by the Paris Court of Appeal, which overturned

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Tono Gil

Regulatory Reporter


Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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