Compass Lexecon economists have been recognized by Global Competition Review in the annual GCR Team Awards for their work on several matters. The GCR awards honor major antitrust and competition cases from the past year and were presented at a ceremony that took place in Washington, DC in March 2023.
Compass Lexecon teams globally advised in the following winning matters:
- Litigation of the year – Cartel defence: French trucks cartel follow-on litigation – Compass Lexecon assisted truck manufacturers DAF, MAN and Iveco. The Compass Lexecon team representing DAF comprised of Enrique Andreu, Guillaume Duquesne, Damien Neven, Georges Siotis, Antoine Tonnerre and Roberto Venturini. The team providing expert economic advice to MAN included David Sevy, Thibaut De Bernard, and Gwilhem Charbonnier, and the Compass Lexecon team working for Iveco included Frédéric Palomino and Alexandre Nouvel. (See also: Compass-Lexecon-advises-defendants-in-pan-european-heavy-truck-manufacturers-damages-litigation )
- Behavioural matter of the year – Europe: European Commission’s Amazon marketplace investigations – Compass Lexecon advised Amazon with a team led by Jorge Padilla, Neil Dryden, John Davies and Ian Small. The team included Sergey Khodjamirian, Salvatore Piccolo, Lotta Vaananen, Laura Rovegno, James Andrews, Ming Yu Wong, Abul Fazal, Eeva Hietamaki, Joanna Hornik, Cindy Nah, Benjamin Dubowitz, Hendrik Schiermeyer, Ethan Soo, Alessia Paulicelli, Mallika Arora and Sam Carless.
- Behavioural matter of the year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa: CCI’s Google Android and Play Store Billing probes – Compass Lexecon provided advice to Google related to the CCI’s Play Store investigation. The team included Neil Dryden, Elizabeth Wang, Dennis Beling, Kadu Prasad, Martina Caldana, Tom Bowman, Aiden Lo, Ming Yu Wong, Verdi Choo, Sara Cosimo, Simon Collis and Stefano Selis.
- Matter of the year: Amazon/MGM – Compass Lexecon assisted Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”) during Amazon’s $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM. The Compass Lexecon team was led by Mark Israel and Allan Shampine.