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Illumina makes its case to national competition authorities ahead of formal EU charge sheet

Illumina has sought to get in front of the EU merger regulator by sending national competition authorities and officials from other departments of the European Commission a briefing paper today, preempting anticipated objections to its Grail acquisition.

The 13-page brief, seen by MLex, argues that the commission has no legal justification

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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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