May 2nd - 4th, 2018

Paris, France

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Who else is coming » Caroline Hobson

Partner, Competition
CMS

Caroline co-heads CMS London’s Competition, procurement and trade team and has significant experience of advising clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors on competition and procurement matters.

She has advised on merger notifications to the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission and in multi-jurisdictional cases, as well as advising lifesciences clients on Article 101/Chapter I cartel investigations and Article 102/Chapter II dominance issues. Caroline has extensive experience of advising on product distribution strategy, collaborative and joint venture agreements, and pricing and sales strategies for lifesciences clients. She also has prepared numerous competition law compliance programmes and dawn raid policies and has attended raids conducted by the UK and EU competition authorities.

Caroline also advises client extensively on procurement law. Caroline has a broad public procurement practice and works closely with the CMS Outsourcing and Projects teams.  She acts for public bodies and utilities and has significant experience of advising contracting authorities on all aspects of running compliant tender processes, from advising on compliant tender strategies, to bringing procurement claims against contracting authorities. Within the lifesciences and healthcare sectors, she advises suppliers on their participation in public tenders, and in particular has worked with many client seeking to challenge procurement decisions. Recently, Caroline has worked with Medtech Europe advising on the MEAT value based procurement framework and associated policy issues.

Caroline is a member of the Medtech Europe Procurement Working Group and the ABHI Legal Group.

 

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