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Broadcom’s ability to use VMware to hinder rival hardware makers gets EU merger scrutiny

By Nicholas Hirst and Natalie McNelis
  • 01 Dec 2022 16:42
  • 01 Dec 2022 16:42
Broadcom’s ability to hamper the way rival hardware makers work with VMware is one issue being explored by EU regulators in extensive questions out to the companies’ customers and competitors, MLex has learned.

Investigators are also assessing VMware’s market power in virtualization software, digging into whether customers have real alternatives and, if so,

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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.

Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent


Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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