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Comment: Illumina and Hungary prompt EU regulator to hammer home merger-law basics

By Natalie McNelis and Andrew Boyce
  • 05 Nov 2021 09:11
  • 05 Nov 2021 09:11
Actions against Illumina and the Hungarian government last week saw the EU's antitrust regulator striving to reassert its authority over some basic tenets of merger control that not so long ago had seemed incontrovertible.
With Hungary, the European Commission has had to take steps to remind an EU member state

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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.

Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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