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F. Hoffmann-La Roche v AGCM: Misleading Information Fits Into the ‘Object Box’

Lukas Šimas, Georgia Tzifa


Case C-179/16 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Others v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, Judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 23 January 2018
An arrangement between two undertakings marketing competing medicinal products to disseminate misleading information constitutes a restriction of competition ‘by object’

Lukas Šimas and Georgia Tzifa are Associates at WilmerHale, Brussels. The views expressed are purely personal and cannot, under any circumstances, be attributed to the law firm or any of its clients. Special thanks are due to Dr Peter Gey, Special Counsel at WilmerHale, Frankfurt, for his comments on an earlier draft of this case note.


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