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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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11/07/22

In October 2022, the Chilean competition authority (“FNE”) approved the creation of a joint venture (“JV”) comprising the combination of telecommunications providers VTR and Claro Chile. The JV creates the largest fixed telecoms operator in Chile and a leading mobile...

10/27/22

Commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6, owned by Bouygues and RTL Group respectively, abandoned their merger plans in September 2022, given the significant remedy requirements needed to obtain clearance for the deal. Compass Lexecon provided economic support to Iliad, a major...

10/26/22

Court agrees with the testimony of Compass Lexecon affiliate Peter Rossi On June 2, 2022, the US District Court for the Western District of New York ruled in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client Fisher-Price, denying class certification for damages to...

10/18/22

Following a Phase II investigation in July 2022, Permanent TSB PLC (‘PTSB’) received unconditional clearance from the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (‘CCPC’) for the €7.6 billion purchase of certain assets of Ulster Bank Ireland DAC (‘Ulster Bank’) in...

10/07/22

Two classes of putative consumers filed lawsuits alleging that eight gasoline refiners conspired to fix prices in California starting in 2012. Plaintiffs’ economic experts argued that the California gasoline market was susceptible to market manipulation and certain business practices by...

10/03/22

Plaintiffs sued on behalf of themselves and a putative class of investors who bought or sold futures contracts based on the Korean KOSPI 200 stock index during overnight trading in 2012. The class that Plaintiffs sought to represent consisted of...

09/20/22

On September 12, 2022, the $8.6B merger of NortonLifeLock (NLOK, Tempe, AZ) and Avast PLC (AVASF, Prague, Czechia) cleared merger control in all global jurisdictions following reviews from the US DOJ and the UK CMA. A Compass Lexecon team led by...

09/13/22

Court Relies Heavily on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Dennis W. Carlton Compass Lexecon was retained by clients Illumina and GRAIL to provide economic analysis and expert testimony in support of a landmark vertical merger between the two companies...

09/09/22

The Spanish High Court (Audiencia Nacional) ruled on 28 January 2022 on the appeal of a fine imposed by the Spanish competition authority CNMC on Talleres Alegria as a result of its alleged involvement in a horizontal agreement by train...

09/08/22

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Affiliate Professor Kenneth Lehn In The Matter of FGL Holdings is a stockholder appraisal action in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands resulting from Fidelity National Financial Inc.’s $2.7 billion acquisition of...

08/02/22

Compass Lexecon was retained by Cargill Inc., Continental Grain Co., and Sanderson Farms Inc. in connection with their $4.5 billion transaction combining two leading broiler chicken processing firms, Sanderson Farms and Continental Grain subsidiary Wayne Farms. After an investigation lasting...

07/11/22

Compass Lexecon experts Professor Pablo T. Spiller and Miguel A. Nakhle were retained by MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company PLC (Claimant) as damages experts in their ICSID international arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Croatia. The claimant filed this...

07/06/22

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz and Davis Polk & Wardell to represent the parties in connection with Creative Artists Agency’s acquisition of ICM Partners. The transaction combines two of the leading Hollywood talent...

07/06/22

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz and K&L Gates to represent the parties in connection with II-VI’s acquisition of Coherent. The transaction combines two of the leading laser and optical components manufacturers in the...

06/16/22

Compass Lexecon provided economic advice and analysis during merger proceedings before the Hellenic Competition Authority (“HCC”) related to the acquisition by Delivery Hero of certain business lines of the Mouhalis Group. Delivery Hero is active in food ordering and delivery...

05/26/22

On April 26, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado granted summary judgment in favor of Compass Lexecon client Johns Manville Corporation (“Johns Manville”) on antitrust claims brought by Chase Manufacturing, Inc. (“Chase”). Chase alleged that Johns...

05/05/22

In April 2022, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (“FCCA”) unconditionally cleared the merger between Lantmännen and Myllyn Paras following a Phase 2 investigation. In September 2021, Swedish agri-food group Lantmännen announced its acquisition of Finnish food company Myllyn Paras...

05/04/22

Court Repeatedly Cites and Relies Upon Testimony of Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Following a seven-day trial in March 2022, Judge Christopher S. Sontchi of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 2,...

04/28/22

Court Repeatedly Cites and Relies Upon Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel’s “Credible” and “Persuasive” Testimony Following an 11-day trial in July 2021, Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III of the Delaware Court of Chancery on April 27, 2022...

04/12/22

The transaction in the valves sector was cleared unconditionally in all relevant jurisdictions in March 2022. In July 2021, Finnish engineering firm Valmet announced its intention to acquire 100% of the shares of Neles, challenging a bid from Swedish engineering...

04/11/22

Europe’s ambition to fast-track the decarbonization of its economy requires a strong and predictable carbon price signal. The recent surge in European carbon prices level and volatility and the growing activity of financial players has sparked a debate about the...

03/31/22

Compass Lexecon advised innovation fund, Sitra, on an approach to achieve the Finnish decarbonisation targets as smoothly and cost-efficiently as possible. Based on quantitative energy and power system modelling and qualitative engagement with key stakeholders across the Finnish community, we...

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03/29/22

Norwegian Appeal Court rules in favour of international media group Schibsted following a Phase 2 investigation of its digital platform merger. In December 2019, online classified advertising platform Finn (owned by Schibsted), acquired Nettbil, an online auction platform that allows...

03/22/22

Dr. Nathan Wilson and Compass Lexecon were retained by Riverside Health System to provide economic analysis in support of their plan to build a new hospital in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Compass Lexecon developed analyses demonstrating that the new...

03/22/22

Compass Lexecon provided energy economic and modelling support to the municipal energy utility of Vienna to develop scenarios for decarbonising the Viennese energy system. Particular focus was put on decarbonising district heating. The scenarios, illustrate a path for Vienna to...

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03/14/22

On March 11, 2022, a jury in California delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client Sutter Health in Sidibe et. al, v. Sutter Health, a Federal class action antitrust case heard in the U.S. District Court for...

02/22/22

Compass Lexecon experts, Professor Pablo T. Spiller and Carla Chavich, were retained by DP World Djibouti FZCO and Doraleh Container Terminal SA (DCT) (Claimants) as damages experts in an arbitration in front of the London Court of International Arbitration. The...

01/26/22

On December 20, 2021, the Mercantile Court nº 16 of Madrid (“the Court”) dismissed a claim by the Spanish Center for Reprographic Rights (“CEDRO”) alleging that content excerpts appearing on Google Discover warranted payment of compensation. CEDRO had filed a...

12/20/21

Compass Lexecon provided economic advice and analysis in the $17 billion global acquisition of PPD, Inc by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. PPD is a contract research organisation and a lab service provider that supports pharmaceutical companies in the conduct of...

12/02/21

In this closely watched nationally-publicized dispute and trial, the Plaintiffs, which included the founders and former executives of the dating app Tinder, agreed to settle their claims against Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, and Match Group’s former majority controlling shareholder,...