Counsel in relation to European Commission and UK Office of Fair Trading cartel investigations, including dealing with leniency and the EU settlement procedure. Sectors include insurance, general manufacturing, electronic equipment and transport.
Representation of a major carrier of liquid chemicals in ocean-going vessels in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and in defense of numerous treble damage actions alleging anticompetitive conduct by competitors in the parcel tanker shipping industry.
Representation of a domestic ocean container shipping company in a criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice of price-fixing of ocean transportation rates and defense of related treble-damage actions brought by customers seeking to recover damages as a result of the alleged conspiracy.
Successfully defended a company in the construction industry in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in Dallas. The firm persuaded the DOJ to close the grand jury investigation without bringing any charges against our client.
Representation of an ambulatory surgery center in civil litigation in which it alleged the defendant hospital used anticompetitive tying and bundling to secure an exclusive contract from the area's largest employer self-funded health plan. The case settled after the antitrust claims survived the defendant hospital's motion for summary judgment.