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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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02/06/17

In January 2015, the French competition authority ("AdIC") claimed that some car rental companies had infringed competition law by sharing monthly information relating to (I) revenue, (III) the number of contracts signed, (III) market shares, and (IV) average contract value...

01/22/16

In January 2016, the European Commission approved the $830 million transaction by which Amadeus acquired Navitaire, after a Phase I investigation. Both parties are active worldwide in the provision of Passenger Service Systems and IT tools used by airlines to...

01/01/16

In January 2016, the European Commission ("EC") imposed fines on three firms for participating in a cartel for alternators and starters, thereby infringing Article 101 TFEU. Alternators and starters are important components of car engines. The Commission concluded that for...

12/23/15

Compass Lexecon teams in Washington, DC and Madrid supported Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Uría Menéndez and Bowman Gilfillan, outside counsel for Grupo FerroAtlántica, and Latham & Watkins LLP, outside counsel for Globe Specialty Metals in seeking approval of Grupo...

12/21/15

In December 2015, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") fined 20 courier companies a combined €672 million ($739 million or £488 million) for fixing price increases for parcel delivery services in France for six years. The information-sharing process, which occurred between...

05/23/14

In May 2014, the European Commission cleared the acquisition by Hutchison 3G of Telefónica Ireland, subject to remedies, after a Phase II investigation. The transaction combined two of the four mobile communications network operators (“MNOs”) in the Irish market. The...

03/01/14

In March 2014, the European Commission ("EC") fined six producers of automotive (car and truck) bearings for coordinating their pricing strategy vis-à-vis automotive customers for more than seven years across the EEA (Case COMP/39922). Automotive bearings are used by car,...

01/29/14

In August 2013, the Spanish competition authority ("CNMC") fined seventeen companies and two associations in the car rental market for fixing prices between 2005 and 2011 (case S/0380/11). The CNMC found that a series of meetings were held, at which...

12/12/12

In December 2012, the European Commission cleared the acquisition by Hutchison 3G of Orange Austria, subject to remedies. The transaction combined two of the four mobile communications network operators in the Austrian market. The clearance followed a Phase II investigation,...