Known as the pharmacy of the world, India accounts for 20% of the volume of global drug production. However, innovation in this sector is yet to see its time in the sun, with the industry only gradually increasing its R&D expenses to develop new and innovative drugs as well as drug delivery mechanisms. It is during this phase that it becomes even more important to protect innovation, not only from an intellectual property point of view, but also from an antitrust perspective.
‘Killer’ acquisitions (a practice of well-established firms acquiring ‘nascent’ competitors), a trend that is already prevalent in foreign markets, have the potential to stifle the pharmaceutical industry’s gradual move from a generic to an innovative sector. While India has not seen these kinds of acquisitions to a large extent, the question still remains – are Indian antitrust laws sufficient to protect the market and promote innovation, while maintaining healthy competition?
In this paper, the authors discuss the global trend of killer acquisitions, and analyze whether the Indian antitrust law is sufficiently equipped to deal with them, along with options that companies have, if faced with such a situation.
The paper can be accessed here.
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