Our Curious Amalgam Podcast

A Power Grab Too Far? (Part 2) The European Commission Investigation in Illumina/Grail

December 19, 2022

London partner Matthew Hall co-hosted the December 19 episode of the ABA’s Our Curious Amalgam podcast on the topic “A Power Grab Too Far? (Part 2) The European Commission Investigation in Illumina/Grail.”

Merger control analysis and clearance worldwide is becoming ever more difficult, complex and uncertain, with Illumina/Grail perhaps the standout recent example. Following the previous episode on this case (#141: A Power Grab Too Far? The European Commission Extends Its Merger Control Reach), what developments have there been and what can we learn from them? Philippe Chappatte, partner at Slaughter and May, who has been acting for Illumina, joins Matthew Hall and Jeny Maier to discuss the merger control investigations into Illumina’s acquisition of Grail in the EU and US. Listen to this episode to learn more about the substantive and procedural issues raised by the case and practical points it raises.

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.