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Comment: Illumina calls regulators' bluff on Grail deal despite risking hefty EU fine

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst*
  • 19 Aug 2021 12:09
  • 20 Aug 2021 04:38
Illumina’s decision to close its Grail transaction before obtaining a green light in the EU is a bold move grounded in its conviction that the bloc's merger regulator was wrong to assert jurisdiction over the case.
The company risks serious fines for the transgression and a protracted court battle over

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Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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