International Cartel Investigation and Related Proceedings

Represented a major global freight forwarder in an industry-wide international antitrust investigation into possible price fixing and other improper collusive activity, as well as a follow-on civil class action suit. As previously publicly announced by the company, the investigation began with a search warrant conducted by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and a simultaneous inspection by the European Commission. The investigation expanded to include investigations by antitrust regulators in Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and Switzerland. Following announcement of the government investigations, a civil class action lawsuit styledPrecision Associates, Inc. et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd, et al. was filed in the Eastern District of New York against more than fifty industry players alleging antitrust class action damages. During the course of the representation Haynes and Boone assisted the company in resolving the criminal and civil issues, and issuing a revised antitrust compliance program. The representation also required Haynes and Boone to coordinate co-counsel, counsel for individual employees, factual development, and electronic discovery issues worldwide.

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