Representative Experience


International Freight Forwarding Antitrust Investigation and Litigation
Representation of major global freight forwarder in an industry-wide international antitrust investigation into possible price fixing and other improper collusive activity.

Global Compressor Manufacturing Investigation
Representation of U.S. executive of a worldwide manufacturer of compressors in an investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice into claims of price-fixing affecting Europe, South America, the United States and Asia.

International Cartel Investigation
Representing a major global freight forwarder in an industry-wide international antitrust investigation into possible price fixing and other improper collusive activity. 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 purported civil class action lawsuit styled Precision 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 has assisted the company in issuing a revised antitrust compliance program. The representation has also required Haynes and Boone to coordinate co-counsel, counsel for individual employees, factual development, and electronic discovery issues worldwide. Many of the government investigations and the U.S. civil lawsuit are on-going.

Marine Hose Price-Fixing Investigation
Representation of U.S.-based sales executive of an Italian company in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation and follow-on civil litigation relating to antitrust violations in the marine hose industry.

Defense Contracting Antitrust Investigation
Representation of U.S. executive of an international aerospace and defense technology company in an investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice into claims of bid-rigging of defense contracts at military installations.

Global Construction and Mining Equipment Manufacturing Investigation
Representation of a U.S. executive of a worldwide manufacturer of equipment serving the construction and mining industries in an investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice into claims of price-fixing.

Transportation Antitrust Investigation
Representation of the CEO of a U.S. Company engaged in the offshore helicopter transportation industry in an investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice into claims of price-fixing and market allocation affecting the U.S. and the North Sea.

Electronics Manufacturing Antitrust Prosecution
Representation of Chairman and CEO of a Taiwanese producer of color television display tubes and LCD flat panels in a federal criminal price-fixing case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, alleging agreements among Asian manufacturers to set prices of displays for use in computers and televisions worldwide.

Chemical Industry Market Allocation Investigation
Representation of Swedish executive of a worldwide supplier of paints, coatings and hydrogen peroxide in connection with an investigation by U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division into alleged international market allocation and collusion within Europe and North America.

DRAM Price-Fixing Investigation
Representation of U.S. and foreign executives of a worldwide manufacturer of computer chips in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division into alleged worldwide market allocation and price fixing.

Food Flavor Enhancement Investigation
Representation of worldwide food supplier in a criminal cartel investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice into antitrust violations and collusion in the food flavor enhancement industry (MSG and nucleotides).

Oil and Gas Price-Fixing and Market Allocation Investigation
Representation of major oil and gas company in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division into alleged price-fixing and market allocation among worldwide producers of refining by-products.

Polychloropine Rubber Price-Fixing Investigation
Representation of executive of an Italian producer of polychloroprene rubber in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division into alleged international price-fixing.

DOJ Price Fixing Investigations
Representation of corporations and corporate executives in civil and criminal international cartel litigation in a variety of industries.