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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...

02/01/20

In February 2020, the UK Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") approved Stonegate Pub Company's anticipated acquisition of EI Group (formerly Enterprise Inns), subject to commitments proposed by the merging parties. The £3 billion transaction between the two pub groups was...

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...

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...

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...

01/06/17

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...

03/06/15

In March 2015, the European Commission ("EC") conditionally approved the $12.4 billion transaction by which global automotive component manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen ("ZF") would acquire competitor TRW Automotive Holdings ("TRW"). The deal would create the second-largest auto supplier globally, with ZF...

12/21/14

In December 2014, the UK Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") cleared the £700 million ($1.2 billion) acquisition by The Cooper Companies of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals, after a Phase I investigation, without remedies. The companies overlapped in the manufacturing and distribution of...

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....