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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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06/29/20

On 17 June 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment in relation to three sets of proceedings involving Mastercard, Visa and various claimant retailers. The judgment found in favor of Compass Lexecon’s retailer clients, drawing on analysis provided...

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...

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...

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...

07/06/18

In a landmark judgment on July 4, 2018, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales decided in favour of Compass Lexecon's clients on the lawfulness of interchange fees. The Court relied heavily on Compass Lexecon's Neil Dryden in its...

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...

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...

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...

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...

06/22/15

In June 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) accepted a plan for the proposed combined group to sell 16 pubs to pave the way for the anticipated acquisition by Greene King plc of Spirit Pub Company plc, both...

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....