Acting for Mexichem in anti-competitive investigation

We acted for global chemicals company, Mexichem, in an ongoing investigation by the EC into alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Honeywell and DuPont in the market for automotive refrigerants for air conditioning systems.  The claims surrounded manipulation of standard setting processes for establishing replacement products.

The investigation runs in parallel with the US Federal trade Commission and covers the global market for this product in which Mexichem is a market leader.

We identified the anti-competitive conduct damaging our client’s interests and brought a complaint to the EC that has been adopted and pursued with vigour, over a situation causing international headlines related to the delivery of new vehicles and their component air conditioning systems.