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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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03/21/17

In March 2017, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") closed an investigation into an abuse of dominant position by the French gas supplier Engie after accepting proposed commitments. Engie did not contest the findings of the FCA and requested a settlement...

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...

12/01/15

In the context of an investigation by the European Commission (EC) regarding allegedly collusive practices of a number of investment banks relating to the potential on-exchange trading of Credit Default Swaps (CDS), a Compass Lexecon team in the Paris office...

11/02/15

Following an Article 101 infringement decision by the European Commission relating to car glass manufacturers, insurance company HUK Coburg claimed compensation for alleged damages before the Dusseldorf Regional Court, on the ground that HUK allegedly incurred excessive costs upon reimbursing...

07/01/15

The French competition authority sanctioned power cable manufacturers in 2007 for bid rigging practices infringing Article 420.1 of the French code de commerce/EU Article 101, in the context of two successive tenders organized by EDF. EDF claimed damages before a...

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...

11/22/14

In 2012, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) sanctioned flour producers for a cartel involving market sharing between France and Germany, as well as for setting up a commercialization joint venture (“JV”). Compass Lexecon experts submitted an expert report in the...

10/20/14

In September 2014, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") approved the acquisition of Groupe Duroux by Alkern. Both parties are manufacturers of concrete products. Compass Lexecon provided assistance to Alkern. We provided a market definition and unilateral effects analysis. The team...