Paolo regularly represents clients as antitrust counsel in merger enforcement proceedings before the US antitrust agencies. Significant recent merger enforcement and civil antitrust investigation engagements include:

  • Medtronic acquisition of Medicrea International
  • Synergy Health plc merger with STERIS Corporation
  • CAE Inc. in acquisition of Bombardier flight-training assets
  • HCL Technologies acquisition of assets from IBM
  • First Solar sale of O&M Services business to NovaSource
  • TrendKite acquisition by Cision
  • Dunbar Armored acquisition by Brink's
  • Verifi acquisition by Visa
  • Takeda acquisition of TiGenix
  • Server Technology acquisition by Legrand S.A.
  • Maxwell Technologies acquisition by Tesla
  • Emergent Biosolutions acquisition of smallpox vaccine from Sanofi
  • Vision Ease sale to Hoya Corporation 
  • John Menzies acquisition of BBA Aviation
  • Polynt in merger with Reichhold
  • QUALCOMM acquisition of EPCOS
  • INEOS acquisition of Calabrian Corporation
  • Xchanging plc sale to Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Exelon acquisition of ConEd retail energy business
  • DTS Sale to Tessera Technologies
  • Owens Corning acquisition of InterWrap
  • Ovivo sale to Skion Water International
  • QUALCOMM acquisitions of Emu and Capstone
  • Vertellus sale to Black Diamond
  • Blackhawk acquisition of GiftCards.com
  • MediaOcean sale to Vista Equity Partners
  • EagleView Technology Corporation sale to Vista Equity Partners
  • InterContinental Hotels Group acquisition of Kimpton Hotels
  • Emergent BioSolutions acquisition of Cangene Corporation
  • EdgeCast Networks acquisition by Verizon
  • OptiMedica sale to Abbott Laboratories
  • Orchard Supply sale to Lowe's
  • BioFire Diagnostics sale to Biomérieux S.A.
  • Convio, Inc. merger with Blackbaud, Inc.
  • Hypercom Corporation merger with VeriFone Systems, Inc.
  • PopCap Games acquisition by Electronic Arts
  • Qualcomm sale of spectrum assets to AT&T
  • Radiant Systems acquisition by NCR
  • Applied Signal Technology acquisition by Raytheon
  • Life Technologies Corporation sale of mass spectrometry joint venture to Danaher Corporation
  • JDA Software Group acquisition of i2 Technologies
  • The Hain Celestial Group acquisition of Gourmet Marketing
  • ZeniMax acquisition of id Software
  • Chesapeake Sciences Corporation acquisition by L3 Communications
  • Invitrogen (nka Life Technologies) acquisition of Applied Biosystems
  • JDA Software acquisition of Manugistics
  • Swedish Match acquisition of Cigars International and formation of a joint venture with Scandinavian Tobacco
  • Aggregate Industries acquisition by Holcim
  • Cross Match acquisition by Smiths Group

Significant antitrust litigation engagements include:

  • In re A2P SMS Antitrust Litigation Defense of an SMS messaging aggregator in private class action alleging price-fixing and concerted boycott conspiracy in connection with application-to-person SMS transmissions
  • In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation Defense of an optical disk drive supplier in private class actions alleging price-fixing conspiracies in violation of the Sherman Act
  • In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation Represented a major US poultry processor in multi-district litigation alleging price-fixing and output restrictions among major US linerboard producers
  • In re Methionine Antitrust Litigation Obtained substantial recovery for a major US poultry processor in multi-district litigation alleging an international price-fixing conspiracy among feed additives suppliers
  • In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation Advised a major US poultry processor in a complex class action alleging price-fixing among suppliers of vitamins and obtained reduction in class counsel fees as a percentage of the client's recovery
  • Avitech, LLC v. Embrex, Inc. Successfully defended a patentee against monopolization counterclaims in a patent dispute. Counterclaims were dismissed
  • East Side Vend Distributors v. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., et al. Represented a major US bottling company in defending a price discrimination lawsuit brought by a regional distributor
  • Kelley v. Thompson McCully Co., et al. Successfully defended a multinational construction materials supplier against a private lawsuit alleging price-fixing and market allocation agreements