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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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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...

  • Services

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

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...

  • Services

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,...

12/02/21

Turnitin, an international provider of non-instructional educational software completed its acquisition of Ouriginal (incorporating Urkund and PlagScan). Both companies are active in the sale of anti-plagiarism software. The completion of the transaction comes after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

12/01/21

A new report by three Compass Lexecon experts assesses how governments and regulators can facilitate the investment required to achieve widespread and timely 5G deployment in European mobile markets. The report highlights the material impact of merger and spectrum policies...

09/20/21

In 2020, the Attorney General of Colorado, Philip J. Weiser, appointed a team to investigate whether the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue had exhibited a pattern and practice of violating state and federal law. The investigation, the first...

  • Industries

09/07/21

Compass Lexecon Executive Vice President Gerald Lumer Makes Recommendations and Testifies at Trial In this matter, Bank of America offered a $77 million settlement to U.S. Bank, the Trustee for two RMBS Trusts, to settle claims relating to representations and...

08/30/21

Compass Lexecon successfully assisted Analog Devices, Inc. (“ADI”) in its acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (“Maxim”).Both companies are headquartered in the U.S. and are primarily active in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed signal semiconductor devices,...

08/27/21

Tribunal Fully Endorses Expert Opinion of Compass Lexecon Executive Vice Presidents Sebastian Zuccon and Marcelo Schoeters Compass Lexecon Experts Sebastian Zuccon and Marcelo Schoeters were retained by Claimant to provide expert testimony in a commercial arbitration in the Argentine fishing...

  • Industries

08/09/21

Compass Lexecon Senior Consultant Dr. Janusz Ordover Cited Favorably in Class Certification Order; Plaintiff’s Expert Excluded under Daubert Compass Lexecon’s client Jimmy John’s defeated a motion for certification of a putative class of Jimmy John’s restaurant employees in Conrad v....

08/06/21

In July 2021, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) closed its investigation of Salesforce’s proposed acquisition of Slack, allowing Salesforce to complete the $27.7 billion transaction. The deal combines Salesforce’s innovative customer relationship management software solutions with Slack’s dynamic...

08/02/21

Compass Lexecon’s President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully for Defendants The Plaintiff in this unusual California state court holder’s action, Ahmed Hussein, claimed he planned to sell his large stake in Quality Systems Inc. (now known as NextGen Healthcare)...

06/16/21

On June 14, 2021, a California appellate court rejected arguments by Oracle Corporation (Oracle) and affirmed a trial court ruling and jury award of more than $3 billion in damages to Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in a breach of contract dispute...

  • Industries

05/20/21

In May 2021, the UK CMA cleared the £31.4 billion ($38.45 billion) transaction by which Liberty Global and Telefónica combine their British telecom operations Virgin Media and O2 in a joint venture. The deal brings together the UK's second-largest broadband...

04/26/21

Court Relies on Compass Lexecon Senior Managing Director Dr. Adel Turki On April 9, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted summary judgment in favor of Compass Lexecon’s clients First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. and its board...

03/15/21

Compass Lexecon's President Professor Daniel R. Fischel Leads Compass Lexecon Team On May 25, 2020, George P. Floyd, Jr., a resident of the City of Minneapolis (the "City"), was arrested by Minneapolis Police Department officers. After one of the officers...

  • Industries

03/02/21

On December 17, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas granted summary judgment in favor of Compass Lexecon’s client Mylan Inc. on antitrust claims brought by Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC ("Sanofi"). Sanofi alleged that Mylan entered rebate agreements...

02/22/21

Court Relies on Compass Lexecon Expert Kevin Dages in Rejecting Plaintiffs’ $1.6 Billion Damage Claim in its Entirety On February 15, 2021, Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Chancery Court issued a 127-page memorandum opinion in favor of Compass Lexecon’s clients...