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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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09/20/22

On September 12, 2022, the $8.6B merger of NortonLifeLock (NLOK, Tempe, AZ) and Avast PLC (AVASF, Prague, Czechia) cleared merger control in all global jurisdictions following reviews from the US DOJ and the UK CMA. A Compass Lexecon team led by...

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...

06/10/19

On 16 April 2019, the CMA approved the acquisition of Exterion Media by Global Media & Entertainment Limited (Global) at Phase I, combining two of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the UK. Compass Lexecon experts worked closely with the legal...

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...

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...

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...

09/08/15

In September 2015, the Competition Tribunal of South Africa concluded that media firm Media24 had engaged in exclusionary behavior as it priced below the average total costs of its newspaper and in addition, had a plan of predation, thereby foreclosing...

07/17/15

In June 2015, the Competition Appeal Court of South Africa (the CAC) absolved Sasol Chemical Industries of the excessive pricing complaint against it. In doing so, the CAC overturned the decision of the Competition Tribunal. Compass Lexecon initially advised Sasol...

07/06/15

In July 2015 the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) cleared the completed acquisition by Sonoco Products Company of Weidenhammer Packaging Group. Both parties are active in the manufacturing of composite cans, which are used for packaging food and non-food...

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....

05/17/12

In May 2012, the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) closed an investigation into outdoor advertising. The OFT had opened a competition investigation into street furniture advertising contracts held by Clear Channel and JC Decaux following its 2011 market study...