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LEGAL ALLIANCE, founded in 1995, is today one of the leading Ukrainian law firms specializing in legal support to pharmaceutical companies doing business in Ukraine and CIS countries.

OUR CLIENTS represent the following industries: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer goods, medicine, cosmetics, para-pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture and food products.

LEADING ASSOCIATIONS — AIPM Ukraine, APRaD as well as the EBA Healthcare Committee have chosen Legal Alliance as their legal advisor.

Marketing Agreement with Pharmacies Drafted by Legal Alliance to Withstand the AMCU Expertise

Legal Alliance Company represented the interests of GlaxoSmithKline Ukraine at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in relation to conclusions obtainment in the form of advisory clarification regarding Ukrainian Competition Law compliance of the marketing agreements concluded with the pharmacies and pharmacy chains.

Upon the consideration of the provided materials the Antimonopoly Committee has come to the conclusion that given marketing agreement does not contain any signs of the abuse of monopoly and anticompetitive concerted actions conducted by GlaxoSmithKline Ukraine.

Within the framework of the project Legal Alliance associates drafted a marketing agreement with all required amendments that comprehensively reflect the Client’s objectives and consider all competitive risks.

Moreover, the project team put major efforts into the materials preparation aimed at the justification of Competition Law non-infringement by the drafted marketing agreement concluded with the pharmacies and pharmacy chains. In particular, the team made a comprehensive research on medicinal product markets, which may be affected by the concluded marketing agreement, conducted social and marketing studies, analyzed the experience of GlaxoSmithKline group of companies regarding the relevant agreements in other countries, developed internal standard operating procedures for the Client with regard to pharmacies and pharmacy chains cooperation.

Andriy Gorbatenko, Associated Partner, commented the success of the project: We are grateful to GlaxoSmithKline Ukraine for showing a great determination and reposing its confidence in Legal Alliance. We would also like to express our gratitude to the project team members representing GlaxoSmithKline Ukraine for the fruitful collaboration. In addition, we would like to mention a substantial expertise and due attention to this issue expressed by Antimonopoly Committee specialists. Our joint efforts led us to the implementation of the project that only yesterday seemed to be almost impossible.


In case you have any further questions regarding this project, please contact Andriy Gorbatenko, Associated Partner (gorbatenko@l-a.com.ua) and Lidiya Sangarovskaya-Gurlach, Senior Lawyer (sangarovskaya@l-a.com.ua).

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