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Business Brunch. Protection of pharmaceutical portfolio: trends in 2020

  • Russia


    In 2019, legislators, regulators and courts continued to challenge the pharmaceutical market with new initiatives and decisions that often affect internal compliance and require market players adapt their approach to doing business in Russia. Attorneys from Eversheds Sutherland’s Life Sciences practice participated in some of the most important disputes, which occurred this year. As part of our business brunch series, we will be happy to share with you our vision of these cases and events, as well as to discuss their impact on the pharmaceutical industry today and in 2020.

    Date and Place

    29 November 2019 – Moscow, TBC


    09:30 - 10:00 – Reception and welcoming coffee

    10:00 - 10:10 – Opening remarks

    10:10 - 10:30 – Parallel import: one-and-a-half years after the Constitutional Court’s precedent ruling

    10:30 - 11:00 – Patent wars: current disputes regarding compulsory licenses

    11:00 - 11:15 – Q&A session

    11:15 - 11:40 – The boundaries of fair participation in public procurement processes

    11:40 - 12:00 – Competitive advertising and marketing without prescription

    12:00 - 12:15 – Q&A session

    For a fruitful discussion of these issues during the business brunch, please take the time answer six questions by filling out the questionnaire available at:

    Target audience

    This business brunch will be useful for lawyers, in-house lawyers, procurement specialists, employees of commercial departments, and employees that have competence in the field of intellectual property.


     Ekaterina Tilling, Partner, advokat, Head of IP Practice, Eversheds Sutherland Russia

    ■ Alexander Gavrilov, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland Russia

    ■ Alexey Darkov, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland Russia

    Ekaterina Lobysheva, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland Russia

    Moderator: Andrey Grachev, Counsel, Head of Tax Practice, Eversheds Sutherland Russia

    The business brunch will be conducted in Russian. Participation is free of charge. Please confirm your attendance by 26 November 2019 by email to or by calling +7 495 662-6434. If you know of colleagues in your company who may be interested in this topic, please feel free to forward this invitation.

    We hope to see you!

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