Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)

Lydia Bitsakou

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
Associate

Lydia is an Associate with Cleary Gottlieb, currently working in the firm’s EU competition law practice. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago and London School of Economics.

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Articles

113 Bulletin

Nicholas Levy, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Lydia Bitsakou, Brian Cullen The EU Commission blocks an acquisition of a nascent biotech firm which is developing a promising cancer detection technology by a large American biotech company notwithstanding the fact that the transaction fails to reach the requisite merger thresholds (Illumina / GRAIL)

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In a landmark decision announced on September 6, 2022 (“Decision”), the European Commission (“EC”) prohibited the acquisition by Illumina, a U.S. company specialising in genomic sequencing, of GRAIL, a U.S.- based start-up developing early cancer-detection tests (“Transaction”). The EC blocked the (...)

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