Professor Pablo Ibáñez Colomo comments on Nvidia/Arm deal

4 June 2021


Professor Pablo Ibáñez Colomo comments in Politico on a possible deal between U.S. chipmaker Nvidia and British chip designer Arm and whether the EU will interfere on competition grounds. 

"Since vertical mergers do not lead, in and of themselves, to an increase in market power, the Commission does not challenge them absent a carefully crafted theory of harm ...  The case law ... which emphasizes this very point, acts as a constraint too."

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