Competence: The General Court of the European Union validates the mechanism of referral to the European Commission of concentrations below the thresholds provided for in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation and considers that the 15-day time limit imposed on Member States to submit a referral request was respected in the present case (Illumina)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On July 13, 2022, the European Court of First Instance issued a highly anticipated judgment in Case T-227/21 (Illumina, Inc. v. European Commission) in which it confirmed the Commission's decisions accepting a referral request from the French competition authority to examine Illumina's proposed acquisition of Grail under the Merger Regulation. The Court of First Instance held that the Commission had jurisdiction to examine that concentration, which did not have a European dimension and did not fall within the scope of the national merger control regulations of the Member States of the European Union and of the States party to the Agreement on the European

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Alain Ronzano, Competence: The General Court of the European Union validates the mechanism of referral to the European Commission of concentrations below the thresholds provided for in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation and considers that the 15-day time limit imposed on Member States to submit a referral request was respected in the present case (Illumina), 13 July 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 107588, www.concurrences.com

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