Press Release

| July 5, 2011

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf Secures Italian Antritrust Authority Victory for Clients Against Bayer AG

(Rome, July 5, 2011) – Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf has advised Sapec Agro, Industrias Afrasa, Proplan and Probelte in Italian Antitrust Authority proceedings against Bayer AG. The Authority ruled in favour of the firm’s clients today, ordering Bayer to pay a €5 million fine.

The proceedings were initiated following a complaint lodged by Sapec that Bayer had abused its dominant position by refusing to grant access to certain studies on vertebrates, which were necessary for the above mentioned companies to renew authorizations for the sale of plant protection products containing fosetyl. This resulted in the companies being excluded from the relevant market.

The Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf team comprised practice head Rino Caiazzo with Associate Kathleen Stagi.

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