AlixPartners’ experts are highly experienced in antitrust damages work, having worked on many high-profile cases including Polyurethane Foam, Bearings, Wire Harnesses, Variable Valve Timing Devices, Auto Glass, Libor, Copper Tubes, Gaviscon, Vitamins, Ice Cream, Recolight, Enron Coal, and Gas Insulated Switchgear.
AlixPartners’ economics practice also engages in a range of other competition economics work. Members of the team are currently acting in relation to the European Commission investigations into credit default swaps and e-books, and the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into personal current accounts and SME banking and acted in relation to the recent market investigations concerning payday lending and private motor insurance. The team also advises in relation to various regulatory issues, and are acting in relation to British Gas’s appeal of Ofgem’s price control decision in relation to various electricity distribution network operators.
Recent mergers that the team have worked on include noteworthy second-stage EU and UK mergers, namely: BT-EE which is ongoing; Nynas/Shell, cleared by the European Commission on the basis of the failing firm defence and merger efficiencies; and Imerys/Goonvean, cleared by the then UK Competition Commission, subject only to price caps on certain products for five years. The team also provides monitoring trustee services, which focus on the design and implementation of commitments.