The EU Commission seeks interim measures for the first time in 18 years (Broadcom)

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On 26 June 2019, the European Commission announced that it has opened a formal investigation to determine whether US chipmaker, Broadcom, is abusing its allegedly dominant position in the markets for modem and TV chipsets through its imposition of exclusivity requirements on customers (amongst other alleged breaches of competition law). In parallel, the Commission issued a Statement of Objections notifying Broadcom of its intention to impose an interim measures order restraining its allegedly exclusionary practices pending conclusion of the investigation. This is the first time in nearly two decades that such interim measures have been pursued by the Commission. It also comes at a time when the Commission is coming under pressure to ensure competition law enforcement is timely and

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  • Hogan Lovells (London)
  • Hogan Lovells (London)

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Iris Karaman, Mark Jones, The EU Commission seeks interim measures for the first time in 18 years (Broadcom), 26 June 2019, e-Competitions June 2019, Art. N° 96926

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