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Comment: Broadcom deal gives pragmatic finale to landmark EU interim measures case

By Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 28 Apr 2020 06:24
  • 28 Apr 2020 06:24

The amicable end to Broadcom’s fight with the EU will disappoint some. There will be no scrutiny of the European Commission’s use of an intrusive but rare legal instrument. There will be no court answers to whether interim measures, which have lain dormant for two decades, are fit for 21st century

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Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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