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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...
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...
- Antitrust & Competition: Damages
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...
In December 2017, the European Commission unconditionally approved the transaction between French aerospace equipment suppliers Safran and Zodiac Aerospace after a Phase I investigation. The merger, creating the world’s third-largest aerospace supplier, required clearance in various jurisdictions, including the European...
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...
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...
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...
In July 2016, the French competition authority cleared the merger between white-goods retailer Darty and retailer FNAC subject to conditions, after a Phase II investigation. Compass Lexecon advised Darty during the process of the acquisition. We assessed the potential competitive...
After a Phase II investigation, the European Commission cleared in February 2016 the €1.325 billion transaction by which Belgian cable operator Telenet, a subsidiary of Liberty Global, would acquire mobile network operator Base Belgium. As Telenet also offered fixed and...
In February 2016, the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) fined Actavis and other pharmaceutical companies in the context of its investigation of ‘reverse payments’ in the Paroxetine market. The investigation focused on whether payments from GlaxoSmithKline to IVAX, Generics...
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
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...
- Digital Platforms
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...
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...
In 2014 and 2015, the joint Compass Lexecon and FTI Consulting Energy group implemented a series of studies for the Greek generator PPC on the design of the Capacity Remuneration Mechanism and the design of the power market in Greece....
- State Aid
- Policy & Regulation
In October 2014, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") cleared the €17 billion acquisition of SFR by Numericable, a subsidiary of Altice Group, subject to remedies, after a Phase II investigation. The transaction combined the second-largest mobile and broadband services operator...
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...