Covid-19 has made 2020 into a year like no other with 'stay at home' orders and working from home the new normal. Nonetheless, the tech and pharma industries continued to attract immense antitrust scrutiny, with daily reports in the media and pressure from politicians to address what some perceive to be anticompetitive mergers by digital platforms and pharmaceutical companies, even while innovation in both sectors continues at breakneck speed. In this article, we discuss some of the most noteworthy trends and developments in the high-tech and pharma sectors over the past year, with an eye towards the unique issues that are driving antitrust enforcement in the technology area.
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