Cartel Enforcement

Antitrust and Competition

Experience

  • Representing Japanese auto parts manufacturer DENSO and its US subsidiary in a criminal antitrust investigation and civil class action litigation. We secured a favorable settlement on behalf of DENSO with the DOJ in the largest antitrust investigation in US history.
  • Obtaining leniency in the United States, EC and other jurisdictions for a major European air cargo carrier and defending it in the treble damage class action litigations filed in the wake of the DOJ investigation.
  • Representing a TFT-LCD manufacturer in a DOJ investigation and in related private treble damage class action litigations.
  • Representing a major Norwegian shipping company in securing a substantial downward departure for its “exemplary cooperation” in a US antitrust grand jury investigation.
  • Representing one of the appellants in the EC’s landmark Cement Cartel case, which concerned procedural and substantive issues in cartel enforcement. We obtained annulment of the fine that had been imposed on our client.
  • Representing a Finnish producer in the Industrial Tubes and Copper Plumbing Tubes cases, obtaining 70% reductions in the fines imposed.