Interim measures: The European Commission strikes back with interim measures after two companies implemented their merger in violation of the standstill obligation (Grail / Illumina)

The Illumina/Grail (Case M.10188) saga continues before the European Commission [the “Commission”] and the General Court with fierce confrontation in relation to jurisdictional issues and standstill obligation. This transaction was already set to become an unprecedented case as it is the first implementation by the Commission of its new approach towards Article 22 of Regulation n° 139/2004 [the “Merger Regulation”] on referrals. Although the parties do not meet jurisdictional thresholds in any of

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  • Hogan Lovells (Paris)
  • College of Europe (Bruges)

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Eric Paroche, Pierre Chellet, Interim measures: The European Commission strikes back with interim measures after two companies implemented their merger in violation of the standstill obligation (Grail / Illumina), 29 October 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105462, pp. 126-127

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