Online Workshop "Competition Law and Regulation in the Pharmaceutical Sector: Between Europe and EurAsia" 2 March 2021

As the pandemic has strained the resources of most countries, the health sectors of developing countries have been even more severely hit by price spikes of medical supplies and pharmaceutical products. The responses to price increases have varied extensively across the globe, from competition law investigations on excessive pricing to price-setting. Moreover, collusion and other anticompetitive conducts in pharmaceutical markets need to find coherent solutions to the need of providing affordable and innovative medicines on a short and long term basis.

In this workshop, experts from Europe, Eurasia and Asia compare the general approaches to competition law enforcement and policy adopted by competition authorities and governments in their respective jurisdictions and discuss future improvements. 

15:30 -17:30

Keynote and Welcome Speech

Marat Omarov (AZRK)



Claudia Desogus (Italian Competition Authority and University of Bologna)

Simon Roberts (University of Johannesburg and CCRED)

Masako Wakui (Kyoto University)

Alexey Ivanov (HSE-Skolkovo and BRICS Centre)


Claudio Lombardi (KIMEP University) - Moderator

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Claudia Desogus is an officer at the Italian Competition Authority in Italy. She was the case-handler of several proceedings in the field of pharmaceuticals, public utilities and transport.
Dr. Desogus is also an adjunct professor at the University of Bologna and has published a book, book chapters e several articles in leading European and Italian law journals on EU corporate law and EU
competition law issues.

Simon Roberts is a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg, based in the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED). He has been an economics director at the UK's Competition and Markets Authority and the Chief Economist at Competition Commission South Africa. 

Masako Wakui is Professor at the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University, Japan. She published scholarly articles and books, including Antimonopoly Law: Competition Law and Policy in Japan (2nd edn 2018) and was a Specially Appointed Professors Osaka City University and Rikkyo University, a Visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Queen Mary University of London and a Chief Researcher at the Competition Policy Research Centre of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). She is also a Board Member of the Japan Association of Economic Law and Co-head of the Asian Chapter of Academic Society for Competition Law.

Alexey Ivanov is the director of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development and the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre.