Our Curious Amalgam Podcast

A Power Grab Too Far? The European Commission Extends Its Merger Control Reach

November 15, 2021

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London partner Matthew Hall co-hosted the November 15 episode of the ABA's Our Curious Amalgam podcast on the topic "A Power Grab Too Far? The European Commission Extends Its Merger Control Reach."

Illumina’s acquisition of GRAIL is the first deal caught by the European Commission’s reinterpretation of its jurisdictional reach under the EU merger control laws. Why is it so controversial and what are the broader implications? Matthew Hall joins other legal professionals to discuss the Commission’s jurisdictional grab under Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation, which other deals might be affected and the practical implications for dealmakers.

Our Curious Amalgam explores topics in antitrust, competition, consumer protection, data protection, and privacy law around the world with leading experts in those areas. It is an amalgam because it is a group of diverse topics all in one place. It is curious because it gets the experts and asks them in-depth questions.

This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts.

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