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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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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...

02/17/20

Paris Commercial Court relies on Compass Lexecon analysis in rejection of damages claims. In February 2020, the Paris Commercial Court fully rejected all damages claims of distribution companies that were brought against dairy manufacturers before the Consular Court. These damages...

01/01/20

In January 2020, the Portuguese competition authority ("AdC") approved the €255 million transaction by which Cofina acquired sole control of Media Capital. Both parties are active in the supply of basic pay-TV channels, in the market for digital press and...

01/01/20

In January 2020, the Chilean competition authority ("FNE") approved the merger between Belsport and International Global Sourcing ("IGS"). Belsport is a sportswear firm, intensive in the marketing of footwear, while IGS is active in the production and marketing of footwear...

11/01/19

In November 2019, the European Commission ("EC") approved the €868.6 million ($957 million) acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting by Telia, subject to conditions, after a Phase II investigation. The investigation focused primarily on the parties' activities in the wholesale supply and...

09/18/19

Following a Phase-II investigation, the European Commission (“EC”) cleared the acquisition by E.ON of Innogy's distribution and consumer solutions business as well as certain electricity generation assets of Innogy, subject to conditions. This Transaction is part of an extensive asset...

01/01/19

In July 2016, the European Commission ("EC") concluded its investigation into collusive practices by heavy truck manufacturers and fined them for infringing Article 101 TFEU. The Commission found that Europe's largest truck makers (i.e., MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco, DAF, and...

11/28/18

Following a Phase-II investigation, the European Commission (“EC”) unconditionally cleared the acquisition by T-Mobile NL, the Netherlands’ third largest mobile network operator (“MNO”), of its smaller rival Tele2 NL. The EC’s decision marks the first unconditional clearance of a 4-to-3...

11/23/18

Compass Lexecon advised DS Smith, a manufacturer of paper and packaging products, on the acquisition of its competitor Europac, cleared by the European Commission. The parties mainly overlapped in the production of corrugated sheets and cases, with potential competitive issues...

11/18/18

In November 2018, the European Commission approved the $62 billion (£46 billion) acquisition of Shire by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company subject to remedies, after a Phase I investigation. The transaction was the largest biopharma deal of 2018, creating the ninth-largest drug...

07/22/18

In July 2018, the European Commission cleared the transaction between American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), two global corporate travel management companies, which was announced in February 2018. Compass Lexecon analyzed the competitive effects...

06/22/18

In June 2018, the French Competition Authority approved the acquisition by Cofigeo of the prepared meal activity of William Saurin, subject to the divestment of one brand and production capacity, following a Phase II investigation. The merger involved the two...

12/22/17

In December 2017, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled in the disputes between Uber and several Member States regarding alleged infringement of Articles 106/102 TFEU. Uber argued that efforts by national governments, following complaints by incumbent taxi drivers and...

04/07/17

In April 2017, the European Commission unconditionally cleared in Phase I the acquisition of the printer business of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (Samsung) by HP Inc. (HP). The $1.05 billion transaction was also under scrutiny in other jurisdictions around the...

03/18/17

In March 2017, Coca Cola completed its acquisition of Mexico-based AdeS from Unilever for $575 million. AdeS is a business line of Unilever and it is the leading soy-based beverage brand in Latin America. As the transaction required filing in...

03/14/17

In March 2017, the European Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition by Siemens of wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa after a Phase I investigation. Both firms were active in the manufacturing of onshore and offshore wind turbines, and the acquisition created a...

03/07/17

Compass Lexecon has been advising UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, during the European Commission (”EC”) investigation of its proposed acquisition of TNT. Compass Lexecon experts Enrique Andreu, Jorge Padilla and Nadine Watson developed and presented an econometric price-concentration...

02/28/17

In February 2017, the European Commission unconditionally approved the €836 million acquisition by NKT of ABB’s high-voltage cable and power cable accessories business after a Phase I investigation. The European Commission focused their attention on the competitive effects of removing...

01/06/17

In September 2017, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) unconditionally approved, after a Phase II investigation, the merger between Cardtronics and DC Payments, both active in the provision of ATMs and related services in the United Kingdom. Compass Lexecon assisted...

06/01/16

Compass Lexecon assisted the Swedish manufacturer and supplier of rubber products and agricultural tires Trelleborg AB in securing approval of its acquisition of the Czech tire producer ČGS. The European Commission cleared the merger unconditionally in Phase I. Compass Lexecon’s...

01/22/16

In January 2016, the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) approved the completed £40 million acquisition by Regus of Avanta Serviced Office Group. Regus thereby acquired the London-based network of 33 serviced offices. The CMA approved the undertakings offered by...

01/15/16

In January 2016, the European Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of beverage can manufacturer Rexam by its competitor Ball, subject to the divestment of 12 plants in the European Economic Area. In June 2016, the FTC cleared the proposed acquisition...

09/20/15

In September 2015, the European Commission ("EC") cleared the merger between General Electric (GE) and Alstom (Thermal Power - Renewable Power & Grid Business), subject to conditions, after a Phase II investigation. The completion of the €9.7 billion ($10.6 billion)...

06/29/15

On June 29, 2015, the European Commission unconditionally approved the $7.8 billion acquisition by Siemens of Dresser-Rand after an in-depth (“Phase-II”) investigation. The transaction between one of the world’s largest industrial firms (Siemens) and one of the leading manufacturers of...

06/23/15

The Belgian Competition Authority (“BCA”) investigated putative anticompetitive practices of the electricity operator Electrabel in the Belgian wholesale day-ahead market. BCA expressed concerns that Electrabel had abused its dominant position by physically withdrawing capacities (for example, through plant maintenance) and/or...

01/21/15

In January 2015, the European Commission cleared the $13 billion (£9.2 billion) transaction between GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis, subject to conditions, after a Phase I investigation. The transaction involved (a) the transfer of Novartis' human vaccines to GSK; (b) a...

11/21/14

In November 2014, the UK Competition & Markets Authority ("CMA") cleared the acquisition by Asda Stores Ltd. of a package of grocery stores from the Co-operative Group. Compass Lexecon provided economic analysis and advice in connection with the CMA investigation....

11/22/12

In November 2012 the European Commission approved the acquisition by Glencore of Xstrata, subject to conditions. The transaction combines the world’s leading metals and thermal coal trader with the world’s fifth largest metals and mining group. The clearance is conditional...

09/14/12

In September 2012, the Dutch competition authority, the NMa, approved the planned joint venture between Buitenfood and Ad van Geloven subject to a rebranding remedy for Van Dobben meatballs and croquettes. A Compass Lexecon team including Neil Dryden, Enrique Andreu,...