Nicola Holmes, Principal Attorney, Eversheds to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s European Antitrust Enforcement for Pay-for-Delay Settlements Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 30, 2015 –(– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Nicola Holmes, Principal Attorney, Eversheds will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “European Antitrust Enforcement for Pay-For-Delay Settlements.” This event is scheduled for September 10, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

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About Nicola Holmes

Nicola is a principal attorney in Eversheds Competition, EU and Regulatory group. She has a broad practice, including mergers, investigations and behavioural work, and has significant expertise in dominant firm trading and pricing practices, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector.

Nicola advised a major innovative pharmaceutical manufacturer on their long running abuse of dominance investigation which resulted in the closure of the case, and secured an early settlement agreement for the firm. She has also advised on stock control systems and distribution strategy for both innovative firms and parallel traders in the pharmaceutical sector.

Nicola is a regular speaker at the C&I in house lawyer competition law update conferences and has delivered highly regarded competition compliance training programmes at board and sales level to clients in diverse sectors, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals and food. She is recognised as a “rising star” in the 2011 Legal 500. Nicola has spent time on secondment to Volkswagen Group (UK) Limited and more recently the Competition Department of the Financial Conduct Authority.

About Eversheds

Recognised as the leading innovators in the legal sector, Eversheds provide new legal and business solutions to meet the needs of clients, giving consistently great service wherever clients need it.

A truly international law firm, Eversheds operates as one team, from 55 offices in 29 countries. Its people share a distinctive culture which has deep client relationships at its core. Whether providing advice which is complex or straightforward, multi-national or local, an attitude of delivering only the very best underscores everything Eversheds people do.

Event Synopsis:

Reverse payment settlement is one of the few schemes that may be used to delay generic entry of possible competitors. Several pharmaceutical companies which have been entering into these ‘pay-for-delay’ agreements, if not sued for violating EU’s antitrust rules, are facing costly investigations.

In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help you better understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Pay-For-Delay Settlements. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective antitrust policy and ensure compliance with IP laws.

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