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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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08/30/21

Compass Lexecon successfully assisted Analog Devices, Inc. (“ADI”) in its acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (“Maxim”).Both companies are headquartered in the U.S. and are primarily active in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed signal semiconductor devices,...

05/20/21

In May 2021, the UK CMA cleared the £31.4 billion ($38.45 billion) transaction by which Liberty Global and Telefónica combine their British telecom operations Virgin Media and O2 in a joint venture. The deal brings together the UK's second-largest broadband...

06/06/20

In January 2020, the European Commission ("EC") announced an investigation into the EUR 225 million merger transaction by which international automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia acquired the remaining 50% share capital of SAS Automotive Systems ("SAS"). As a result of the...

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...

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...

09/01/19

In September 2019, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets ("ACM") prohibited the transaction by which former Dutch state postal monopoly PostNL would acquire rival operator Sandd. The decision followed an in-depth Phase II investigation. PostNL and Sandd argued that...

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...

11/22/18

In November 2018, the European Commission cleared the $71 billion merger between The Walt Disney Company ("TWDC") and 21st Century Fox, subject to conditions. Compass Lexecon provided our client, TWDC, with a competitive assessment of its acquisition of 21st Century...

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...

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...

03/18/17

In March 2017, the European Commission unconditionally cleared the merger between Petrol, Slovenia’s largest petroleum products distribution firm, and Geoplin, Slovenia’s largest natural gas transmission firm. After a Phase I investigation, which focused on the markets for downstream wholesale supply...

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...

01/03/17

Compass Lexecon advised Deutsche Börse during the European Commission’s investigation of its proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). The proposed merger would have combined the activities of two of the largest financial infrastructure groups in Europe, which...

09/01/16

In September 2016, the European Commission conditionally cleared the joint venture between the Italian mobile telecoms operators Hutchison 3G Italy and Wind (a subsidiary of Vimpelcom). The transaction combined the fourth and third largest Italian mobile network operators and created...

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...