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Supreme Court decision: P&P commercial litigation head Jonathan Tickner confident of victory in now-resumed English case of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care v Servier – Law 360

Our client, the UK’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, roundly defeated pharmaceutical company Servier Laboratories in the Supreme Court. The company had tried unsuccessfully to rely on a previous EU court ruling to prevent court proceedings going forward in London, centred on the Secretary of State’s allegations that Servier blocked generic competition to its blood pressure medication, Coversyl. Jonathan Tickner, who is acting for the Secretary of State, is now looking forward to the resumption of the trial next year which he predicts will result in “the recovery of significant sums for our client and ultimately the taxpayer.” A full copy of the article can be found on Law 360.