The EU Commission imposes interim measures on a technology company to prevent it causing serious and irreparable damage to competition by prima facie abusing its dominant position (Broadcom)

Introduction On 16 October 2019, the European Commission imposed interim measures on Broadcom to prevent it causing serious and irreparable damage to competition by prima facie abusing its dominant position. On 7 October 2020, the Commission accepted commitments offered by Broadcom regarding the investigation into the alleged abuse. The procedure was closed as a result of which the interim measures were discontinued. The Commission published the commitments and made public its earlier decision ordering interim measures. This contribution focusses on that latter decision. [1] The interim decision contributes to the development and clarification of the Commission’s power to order interim measures which has come into a limelight following the discussion on the ‘fitness’ of the current EU

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David van Wamel, The EU Commission imposes interim measures on a technology company to prevent it causing serious and irreparable damage to competition by prima facie abusing its dominant position (Broadcom), 16 October 2019, e-Competitions October 2019, Art. N° 98691

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