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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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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...

02/02/21

Court Relies on Testimony of Three Compass Lexecon Experts On January 29, 2021, Judge Sean H. Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of AMR Corporation et al. in a case...

01/21/21

This litigation arose from Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s (“Chesapeake”) Chapter 11 filing and subsequent plan of reorganization. Chesapeake was once the second-largest U.S. natural gas producer, but, following declines in oil and gas prices, in November 2019 Chesapeake announced concerns about...

01/06/21

On 21 December 2020, the European Commission approved the proposed $52bn (£38bn) merger between automotive companies Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (‘FCA') and Peugeot S.A. (‘PSA') following a Phase II investigation, subject to conditions. Both companies are active worldwide, with a...

12/28/20

Compass Lexecon’s clients D.E. Shaw Composite Holdings, L.L.C and Madison Dearborn Capital Partners IV, L.P., (“Plaintiffs”), represented by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (“Debevoise & Plimpton”), obtained a successful summary judgment ruling awarding them $230,893,998.54 in damages relating to a contractual...

12/07/20

First Post COVID-19 Judicial Ruling Holding No Obligation to Close a Previously Agreed Upon Transaction In this widely publicized case, MAPS Hotels and Mirae Asset (“MAPS”) represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (“Quinn Emanuel”) obtained the first successful...

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...