Archive: September 2022

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A new approach to referrals under the EU Merger Regulation

September 27, 2022

The European Commission (along with the US FTC and DOJ, UK CMA, German FCO and others), has been focused on ensuring that so-called “killer acquisitions” in the digital and life sciences sectors are reviewed. Against this background, the General Court’s decision in Illumina/Grail is of key importance to companies acquiring start-ups.

Absence of evidence stalls misleading advertising class action

September 14, 2022

The recent dismissal of a class action against Ford confirms the utility of summary judgment motions in class actions, particularly when the evidence advanced to support the plaintiffs’ claims was found by the court to be insufficient and contrary to common sense.