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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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02/22/24

Compass Lexecon advised telecommunications providers Orange and MásMóvil during the European Commission’s review of their proposed Joint Venture in Spain. The European Commission cleared the €18.6 billion transaction in February 2024. In July 2022, Orange and MásMóvil signed an agreement...

02/14/24

On February 2, 2024, following an in-depth investigation, Eurobank Cyprus (part of the Eurobank Group) received unconditional clearance from the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (‘CPC’) for the purchase of a majority share in Hellenic Bank in Cyprus....

01/17/24

Compass Lexecon acted as economic expert for the European Super League Company and its organiser A22 Sports Management, in the legal proceedings at the Spanish courts and at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), related to the...

01/08/24

On December 14, 2023, Pfizer completed its $43 billion acquisition of Seagen – the largest M&A deal in biopharma since 2019. The deal closed after merger reviews by competition authorities around the world. A global Compass Lexecon team comprised of...

12/18/23

Court Agrees with Testimony of Compass Lexecon Supported Experts Peter Reiss and Michael Johannes  On December 15, 2023, US District Judge J. Paul Oetken (SDNY) denied certification for a class of investors (plaintiffs) that claimed that major investment banks (defendants)...

12/18/23

Compass Lexecon assessed the climate impact of eleven European urban energy systems, based on quantitative indicators covering the cities’ performance in the energy, building and mobility sector. We identified best practice projects across the cities that foster decarbonisation of the...

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12/12/23

In a study for the Austrian Association of the Gas and Heating Industry (FGW), Compass Lexecon modelled the evolvement of the Austrian energy system, charting a transition path towards full decarbonisation from today up until 2040. The study highlights the...

11/29/23

Judge Cites Findings of Compass Lexecon Affiliate Professor Charles W. Calomiris In September 2023, relying on the testimony and analysis of Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel, Judge Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the...

11/28/23

Compass Lexecon advised confectionary manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle on the acquisition of Mondelez’ gum business during proceedings before the Spanish and Portuguese competition authorities. The transaction was completed in October 2023, after final approval from the Portuguese competition authority. Situation...

11/22/23

Compass Lexecon was retained by MTV Oy to provide an economic expert report and testimony to the Market Court in Finland. A Compass Lexecon team analysed the royalties payable by MTV to Teosto for music broadcasted on MTV’s pay-TV and...

11/21/23

Compass Lexecon experts, Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Ms. Carla Chavich were retained by Glencore Finance Limited (Glencore) as quantum experts in a PCA treaty arbitration against the State of Bolivia. Dr. Abdala and Ms. Chavich assisted in the Tribunal’s...

11/15/23

Court Agrees with Expert Opinions of Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel In early 2021, several stocks including GameStop Corp. (GME) and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC) experienced unexpected increases in prices and volatility, reaching dramatically higher levels than...

11/08/23

Compass Lexecon advised Hitachi Rail during review of its acquisition of Thales Ground Transportation Systems (“Thales GTS”), the railway signalling business of Thales. The merger was approved, with the acceptance of remedies, by the European Commission and the UK CMA,...

09/18/23

Damage Award One of the Largest, If Not the Largest, Award Ever After a Litigated Trial Court Relies on Testimony and Analysis of Compass Lexecon’s President Professor Daniel R. Fischel The case involved claims by certain minority shareholders in YPF...

09/13/23

On September 1, 2023, Amgen Inc. (Amgen) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that they had reached a settlement to end the litigation challenging Amgen’s proposed acquisition of Horizon Therapeutics plc (Horizon). The challenge to the merger, filed in...

09/04/23

The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and Compass Lexecon re-launch the project “Resource Adequacy Assessment of the Integrated Power System of Ukraine”, with the goal to prepare scenarios and plans for the reconstruction and development of Ukraine’s power system. Situation...

08/16/23

Court Relies on Analyses of Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Kenneth M. Lehn On August 14, 2023, Chancellor Kathaleen Saint Jude McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled that the fair value of Pivotal Software, Inc. (“Pivotal”) shares was $14.83...

08/01/23

Compass Lexecon was instructed by EDF to analyse the opportunities and potential benefits related to the development of a series of NUWARD SMRs in France, in the context of energy transition. New nuclear small modular reactor technology (SMRs) can provide...

07/31/23

Compass Lexecon client, Hapag Lloyd, an international liner shipping company, successfully received unconditional phase 2 approval for the acquisition of SAAM from the Chilean competition authority, the "FNE". SAAM is a major port and logistics operator in the Americas and...

07/17/23

Court Relies on Testimony of Compass Lexecon Expert Professor Dennis W. Carlton Compass Lexecon was retained by Microsoft and Activision Blizzard to provide economic analysis and expert testimony regarding the competitive effects and procompetitive efficiencies arising from Microsoft’s proposed acquisition...

06/21/23

On 31 May 2023, Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd (Implats) acquired a 9.26% shareholding in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), raising its total shareholding to 55.46% and securing its majority control over RBPlat. Compass Lexecon supported...

06/16/23

On May 31, 2023, Viasat closed its $7.3 billion acquisition of Inmarsat. Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel at Latham & Watkins and Steptoe & Johnson to represent the parties in connection with the deal, which combines two of the...

06/08/23

Supreme Court Repeatedly Cites and Quotes from Trial Testimony of Musk’s “Main Expert” Compass Lexecon President Professor Daniel R. Fischel On June 6, 2023, the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware upheld a ruling in favor of Compass Lexecon’s...

06/07/23

Court’s Ruling Agrees with Testimony of Compass Lexecon Affiliate Professor Anindya Ghose In December 2018, the District of Columbia (“DC”) filed a complaint in DC Superior Court against Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc., alleging violations of DC’s...

05/18/23

On 28th March 2023, The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.'s EUR 2,074 million acquisition of Trelleborg Wheel Systems Holding AB cleared merger control in all global jurisdictions, including both the EEA and the UK at Phase 1. Compass Lexecon supported the merging...

05/16/23

Delaware Vice Chancellor Rejects Conflict and Overpayment Claims in their Entirety On July 28, 2016, Oracle Corporation, a leading provider of application, platform, and infrastructure products and services, announced an acquisition of NetSuite Inc., a provider of cloud-based financials and...

04/25/23

The European Commission cleared Orange’s €1.8 billion acquisition of VOO and Brutélé, subject to a number of behavioural commitments. Orange, VOO and Brutélé are all active in the Belgian fixed and mobile telecommunications sector, as well as in offering TV...

04/04/23

Energy experts of Compass Lexecon advised the pan-European electricity industry association, Eurelectric, on a market design reform study in Europe for the transition to a net-zero economy by 2050. The dramatic electricity price increases in Europe in the past years...

03/30/23

On March 10, 2022, the Government of Canada approved the acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines by WestJet Airlines Ltd., subject to conditions. In determining that the transaction was in the public interest, “the government considered a broad range...

03/28/23

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) closed its investigation of the acquisition of NWEA by Veritas Capital’s portfolio company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (“HMH”), without issuing a second request. NWEA is a non-profit educational assessment company and HMH is an educational technology...