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Compass Lexecon has been involved in many of the largest and most complex antitrust litigation and financial market cases over the past 30 years.

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11/30/20

The Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) has decided to close a long-running investigation into whether insurance company Folksam ömsesidig sakförsäkring (Folksam) was abusing a dominant position by selling below cost. Folksam could have been liable to pay a fine of up...

10/29/20

In December 2019, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, signed an agreement to acquire Innovative Interfaces Inc., a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and other types of libraries. Dr. Mark Israel and Compass Lexecon assisted the parties...

10/21/20

On 21 September 2020, the European Commission ("EC") adopted the revised European Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) State Aid Guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of carbon leakage related to indirect ETS costs (through electricity prices) for the next phase of...

10/19/20

Compass Lexecon’s experts Marcelo Schoeters, Gustavo De Marco, and Alan Rozenberg successfully assisted the Republic of Guatemala (Respondent) to dismiss a tax claim over $100 million raised by IC Power Asia Development Ltd (Claimant). The Claimant owned two power distribution...

09/02/20

Compass Lexecon Client Anthem Successfully Avoids $1.85 Billion Breakup Fee This multi-year litigation stemmed from the failure of the $54 billion Anthem-Cigna merger in 2017. Anthem argued that Cigna breached its obligations under the merger agreement’s efforts covenants, which required...

08/05/20

Following a Phase I investigation, the European Commission (‘EC’) approved the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom, subject to conditions in markets for very high-speed rolling stocks, mainline rolling stocks, and mainline signaling. The proposed transaction followed the recent prohibition...

07/15/20

On 14 July 2020, the European Commission cleared the merger between PKN Orlen, the largest oil refiner in Poland, with its smaller counterpart Lotos, to create an integrated oil and gas supplier with a market capitalization of around $14bn. The...

07/08/20

Compass Lexecon experts provided analysis in two recent and successful outcomes in consumer class action cases alleging product defects. The first was GM’s class settlement of economic loss claims resulting from recalls of ignition switch assemblies, side airbags, and electronic...

06/29/20

On 17 June 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment in relation to three sets of proceedings involving Mastercard, Visa and various claimant retailers. The judgment found in favor of Compass Lexecon’s retailer clients, drawing on analysis provided...

06/06/20

In January 2020, the European Commission ("EC") announced an investigation into the EUR 225 million merger transaction by which international automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia acquired the remaining 50% share capital of SAS Automotive Systems ("SAS"). As a result of the...

05/22/20

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Dr. Adel Turki Plaintiff in this litigation claimed that Banner Health failed to fulfill certain fiduciary obligations under ERISA by, among other actions, failing to prudently monitor the Mutual Fund Window offered...

05/18/20

In a resubmitted investment treaty claim by TECO Guatemala Holdings LLC, economic experts Manuel A. Abdala and Julian M. Delamer successfully assisted the Republic of Guatemala to defend against a US$202.3 million claim involving an undue regulatory process leading to...

04/27/20

On April 14, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it had reached agreements with ten U.S. passenger carriers (Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, and Southwest...

04/18/20

In March 2019, NVIDIA, a manufacturer of graphical processing units (GPUs) and other computer processing components, announced plans to acquire Mellanox, which manufacturers various network interconnects, for $6.9 billion. Compass Lexecon experts Jonathan Orszag, Elizabeth Wang, Daniel O’Brien and Mary...

04/01/20

In April 2020, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") conditionally approved the transaction by which Donges Teräs Oy (owned by Mutares) acquired Ruukki Building Systems Oy (a subsidiary of SSAB Group). Both parties are steel structure suppliers with Ruukki...

03/10/20

Plaintiffs in this litigation claimed that Defendants breached their fiduciary duties by creating the Active Large Cap U.S. Stock Fund and maintaining it as an investment option for Plan participants and as one of the investments underlying the Plan’s target...

02/17/20

Paris Commercial Court relies on Compass Lexecon analysis in rejection of damages claims. In February 2020, the Paris Commercial Court fully rejected all damages claims of distribution companies that were brought against dairy manufacturers before the Consular Court. These damages...

02/14/20

Compass Lexecon Expert Dr. Jorge Padilla Testifies Successfully at Trial On 13 February 2020, the Federal Court of Australia ruled in favor of Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited (VHA) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG) against the ACCC, concluding that the...

02/13/20

Bank of America offered $39.9 million to settle claims relating to representations and warranties on mortgages conveyed to an RMBS Trust. An investor in the Trust petitioned the New York State Supreme Court to direct the Trustee, Deutsche Bank National...

02/12/20

On February 10, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile US, Inc., Softbank Group Corp., and Sprint Corporation in State of New York et al. v. Deutsche Telekom...

02/01/20

In February 2020, the UK Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") approved Stonegate Pub Company's anticipated acquisition of EI Group (formerly Enterprise Inns), subject to commitments proposed by the merging parties. The £3 billion transaction between the two pub groups was...

01/21/20

On January 20, 2020, the Court of Appeal of the State of California unanimously affirmed the trial court’s grant of Summary Judgment in favor of Defendant Hearst Corporation (owner of the San Francisco Chronicle), rejecting Plaintiff San Francisco Print Media’s...

01/01/20

In January 2020, the Portuguese competition authority ("AdC") approved the €255 million transaction by which Cofina acquired sole control of Media Capital. Both parties are active in the supply of basic pay-TV channels, in the market for digital press and...

01/01/20

In January 2020, the Chilean competition authority ("FNE") approved the merger between Belsport and International Global Sourcing ("IGS"). Belsport is a sportswear firm, intensive in the marketing of footwear, while IGS is active in the production and marketing of footwear...

12/19/19

Court Relies on the Testimony of Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Kenneth Lehn On November 1, 2017, Boston Scientific entered into an agreement to acquire Channel Medsystems conditional on Channel Medsystems receiving FDA approval for their Cerene device. Boston Scientific...

12/11/19

Court Relies on the Testimony of Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Professor Allen Ferrell The Attorney General of the State of New York (“NYAG”) alleged that ExxonMobil provided false and misleading statements to the market regarding its management of “economic risks...

11/29/19

In November 2019, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") conditionally approved the acquisition by Caverion of Maintpartner, after a Phase II investigation and commitments by Caverion. Caverion and Maintpartner are both active in industrial maintenance services. Caverion acquired all...

11/01/19

In November 2019, the European Commission ("EC") approved the €868.6 million ($957 million) acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia, subject to conditions, after a Phase II investigation. The investigation focused primarily on the parties' activities in the wholesale supply and...

10/15/19

Compass Lexecon’s client EagleView Technologies claimed Verisk Analytics infringed multiple patents. In a twelve-day jury trial, EagleView prevailed and the jury awarded the full $125 million in lost profits damages Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Dr. Jonathan Arnold testified to at...

10/07/19

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel After struggling for years, in late 2008 Chrysler Corporation was forced to seek Government assistance to avoid failure. As part of the TARP program, the U.S. Treasury provided...