Chapter 2 Legal framework and criteria for assessing remedies
Restricted access

In the context of EU merger control, the terms 'remedies' and 'commitments' are synonyms. This contrasts with the field of Article 101 and 102 TFEU, a field which the Commission sometimes refers to as 'antitrust', where the two terms have distinct meanings. In that field, remedies denote orders imposed by the Commission to bring an infringement of Article 101 or 102 TFEU to an end. Commitments by contrast denote the obligations voluntarily taken up by companies in order to avoid the finding of an infringement by the Commission.56 The latter concept bears similarities to the merger control concept of commitments (or remedies, as the two are synonymous in the context of merger control). While commitments/remedies in merger control are made binding and avoid a prohibition, commitments in the field of antitrust are made binding and avoid a finding of an infringement.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Other access options

Redeem Token

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institutional Access

Personal login

Log in with your Elgar Online account

Login with you Elgar account
Monograph Book