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Comment: US Fifth Circuit offers something for dealmakers even as regulators gain victory in Illumina-Grail decision

The recent US appeals court ruling that ultimately ended Illumina's merger with Grail nonetheless offered something for dealmakers as the court offered a procedural benefit and chose a less stringent standard for assessing a deal's harm to competition.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that merging companies can try

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers

Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

Serafina Smith


Serafina Smith covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex from New York. Before becoming a journalist, Serafina was a paralegal supporting the United States Department of Justice, where she worked on foreign bribery and money laundering cases. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University.

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