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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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09/10/19

Compass Lexecon advised the Lithuanian Transmission System Operator LitGrid on the design and market rules of the Capacity Market in the electricity sector. The Lithuanian Capacity Mechanism (“CM”) will be the first in the Baltic States. To ensure the security...

08/20/19

Federal Court Relies Heavily on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Dr. Darin N. Lee On August 12, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge John H. McBryde of the Northern District of Texas issued Compass Lexecon’s client, American Airlines, Inc. (“American” or...

08/19/19

In December 2018, GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) and Pfizer Inc. agreed to combine their consumer healthcare businesses through a multi-billion dollar transaction. GSK markets common over the counter health care products such as Excedrin, TUMs, Prevacid, and Triaminic, while Pfizer markets...

08/07/19

Compass Lexecon was retained by American Airlines and Qantas Airways to provide an economic analysis of the competitive effects of a proposed “metal-neutral joint venture” that would include joint capacity planning and pricing on flights between North America and Australia...

07/11/19

On 27 June 2019, the European Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM at Phase I. The Commission’s clearance decision followed unconditional approvals by the U.S. Department of Justice and several other national competition authorities. The $34...

06/13/19

Compass Lexecon experts Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained by NextEra Energy (Claimant) as regulatory and quantum experts in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain, held under ICSID rules. The dispute...

06/10/19

On 16 April 2019, the CMA approved the acquisition of Exterion Media by Global Media & Entertainment Limited (Global) at Phase I, combining two of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the UK. Compass Lexecon experts worked closely with the legal...

04/23/19

Following a Phase I investigation, the European Commission (“EC”) cleared the acquisition by Marsh & McLennan Companies (“MMC”), one of the leading global insurance and reinsurance brokers, of Jardine Lloyd Thomson (“JLT”) conditional on the divestment of JLT’s global Aerospace...

04/11/19

Compass Lexecon experts Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained by two ExxonMobil subsidiaries, Mobil Exploration and Development Argentina Inc. (MEDA) and Mobil Argentina S.A. (MASA), to assess damages in their ICSID international arbitration claim against...

03/26/19

Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Dr. Jonathan Arnold Testifies Successfully and is Cited Favorably Multiple Times in Opinion In this matter, Compass Lexecon's client, Motorola Solutions claimed that certain Hytera products infringed Motorola's patents, and sought (i) a determination from the...

03/12/19

Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained in 2007 by ConocoPhillips Company et al. (Claimants) to provide their independent assessment regarding the value of two large-scale heavy crude oil projects (Petrozuata and Hamaca) and an offshore...

03/05/19

On February 26, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected the Department of Justice’s appeal of the US District Court’s opinion allowing the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to proceed without conditions. The Department of Justice announced soon thereafter...

01/27/19

Compass Lexecon Expert Testifies Successfully for Defendants Plaintiffs in In re: Bearings Cases (part of In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation) alleged that manufacturers of steel ball and roller bearings for automotive and industrial use conspired to elevate their prices....

01/16/19

In May 2018, Wabtec Corporation, a manufacturer of railroad components, announced plans to acquire General Electric’s Transportation division, which manufactures locomotives and other transportation products, for $11 billion. Compass Lexecon experts Jonathan Orszag and Daniel O’Brien were retained by counsel...

01/13/19

In December 2018, ABRA Auto Body Repair and Caliber Collision announced a merger that would create the collision repair provider with the largest geographic coverage in the United States. Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for both ABRA and Caliber...

12/17/18

In this case, Plaintiffs alleged that TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC (TDAFF) engaged in fraud and acted in a recklessly and commercially unreasonable manner by liquidating putative class members’ deep out-of-the-money short put options on the E-mini S&P500® futures...

12/05/18

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Testifies on Damage Issues at Trial JM Eagle is a large manufacturer of PVC pipe which sells pipe to municipalities and other governmental entities around the country. The recent damages trial against JM Eagle...

11/30/18

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman approved the Plan of Distribution for the $408.5 million settlement in the ISDAfix Manipulation case, in which Plaintiffs allege that Defendants manipulated the ISDAfix benchmark rates, which are used in the settlement of a variety...

11/28/18

Following a Phase-II investigation, the European Commission (“EC”) unconditionally cleared the acquisition by T-Mobile NL, the Netherlands’ third largest mobile network operator (“MNO”), of its smaller rival Tele2 NL. The EC’s decision marks the first unconditional clearance of a 4-to-3...

10/31/18

Compass Lexecon was retained to represent CME Group Inc. in connection with its $5.4 billion acquisition of NEX Group plc. The deal combined the largest US-based futures exchange and a leading operator of cash trading platforms and post-trade services. In...

10/30/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, counsel for Tyson Foods, Inc. to assist with obtaining expedited regulatory approval of its acquisition of Keystone Foods in multiple jurisdictions around the world. The two companies are leading suppliers...

10/19/18

In December 2017, the European Commission unconditionally approved the transaction between French aerospace equipment suppliers Safran and Zodiac Aerospace after a Phase I investigation. The merger, creating the world’s third-largest aerospace supplier, required clearance in various jurisdictions, including the European...

10/15/18

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Daniel R. Fischel On October 1, 2018, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery, relying on Compass Lexecon President Daniel Fischel's expert testimony on behalf of Compass...

10/01/18

In its May 22, 2017 decision, the United States Tax Court rejected the claim of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue that the Estate of Andrew J. McKelvey owed $41 million in taxes with respect to McKelvey’s 2008 income tax return...

09/18/18

Compass Lexecon experts Marcelo Schoeters and Julián Delamer were retained by Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. ("Claimants"), a toll concession operator, as quantum experts in an ICSID arbitration against the Government of Argentina. Mr. Schoeters and Mr. Delamer filed an expert report...

08/01/18

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Experts Professor Daniel R. Fischel and Dr. Adel Turki Plaintiffs in this litigation claimed that New York University paid excessive recordkeeping fees and made imprudent investments in its employee retirement plans, thereby failing...

07/11/18

Compass Lexecon was retained by AT&T and Time Warner to provide economic analysis and expert testimony concerning the merger of the two companies, and to assist with the litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice to block the deal...

07/06/18

In a landmark judgment on July 4, 2018, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales decided in favour of Compass Lexecon's clients on the lawfulness of interchange fees. The Court relied heavily on Compass Lexecon's Neil Dryden in its...

05/31/18

In March 2018, Agilent Technologies announced plans to acquire Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI). Both Agilent and AATI sell products that analyze the quality and quantity of nucleic acid fragments. A Compass Lexecon team provided economic analysis in support of...

05/29/18

Compass Lexecon provided economic advice and analysis in the $66 billion global acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. Both Bayer and Monsanto are active in the supply of seeds and seed treatments, including those designed to work with patented seed traits....