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Excessive pricing in competition law and economics

Date: 10th October 2017

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Not available

Event Details

Time: 17:00-19:00 (Registration from 16:30)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

Excessive pricing is a difficult and controversial concept, because no clear, universally recognised methodology exists for determining when a price is excessive. Our panel of experts will examine how to determine when a price is excessive in general and in the pharmaceutical sector, which differs from many other sectors. We will also examine the challenges for competition authorities assessing exploitative practices in the pharmaceutical sector and the impact of their recent decisions.


  • Svend Albaek - Deputy Chief Economist (European Commission)
  • Zeynep Ayata - Assistant Professor (KoƧ University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Peter Davis - Senior Vice President (Cornerstone Research)
  • Ronit Kreisberger - Barrister (Monckton Chambers)
  • Robert O'Donoghue QC - Barrister (Brick Court Chambers)

This event is convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow, BIICL

This is a Competition Law Forum event hosted under the Chatham House Rule.

Attendance is by invitation only.

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Join in the conversation @BIICL #excessivepricing #pharmaceuticals

Becoming a member of the CLF

The Competition Law Forum is a centre of excellence for European competition and antitrust policy and law at BIICL. It provides a forum in which the practical application of competition policy is considered by lawyers, economists, senior business managers, public servants, public affairs professionals, consumer bodies and other specialist practitioners. The Forum identifies areas requiring debate and analysis, and provides the required forum and experts, thereby contributing to policy initiatives. In doing so it also produces leading-edge applied research, analysis and recommendations on the content, methodologies and application of competition policy at all levels of governance - national, European and global.

To enquire about becoming a member of the Forum, please contact Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Competition Law Forum Director

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