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Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.

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Cartels

Alleged horizontal agreement in the mobile telecom market

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has started an investigation into the retail market for mobile telecommunications services to assess whether mobile operators coordinated their strategy with reference to a change in the billing cycle for mobile services imposed by a change in regulation. More specifically, the operators have all reacted to the change in regulation […] Read more


Technical assistance

TOWARD AN ENHANCED PUBLIC PROCUREMENT SYSTEM IN SERBIA

Over the past years, Serbia has been actively engaged in the modernization of its public procurement system. Since the first Intergovernmental Conference on Serbia’s accession to the European Union, Serbia has been working on the EU integration agenda, and, in particular, on the negotiation of Chapter 5 which relates to public procurement. In 2014, Serbia […] Read more


Cartels, Competition Economics

Alleged horizontal agreement in the market for reinforcing steel

Lear assisted several companies involved in an investigation by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) for an alleged horizontal agreement in the market for reinforcing steel used in the construction sector. Lear’s analysis showed that the econometric evidences presented by the Authority was not suitable to prove the existence of any anti-competitive agreement and that the […] Read more


Cartels

Alleged anticompetitive agreement in a public auction for the fractionation of therapeutic products from plasma

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has started an investigation into Kedrion and Grifols, two providers of therapeutic products derived from human blood plasma, for their joint participation in a tender launched by the Italian Healthcare System (SSN). The ICA is concerned that the joint bid has unduly restricted competition for the award of the tender. […] Read more


Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Alleged foreclosure effects between taxi drivers and cabs dispatching systems

Lear has assisted the largest cab dispatching company in the city of Rome, Radiotaxi 3570, in the hearing before the Italian Competition Authority, held on May 9th. The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) is investigating into the top three cab dispatching companies operating in Rome. The three companies are indeed “cooperatives”, whose members are taxi drivers […] Read more


Technical assistance

Technical assistance project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Joining the European Union is one of the strategic priority of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The alignment of the Bosnian public procurement system to the EU Directives is crucial in the EU accession process. As of now, there are many areas of the overall procurement process that needs further strengthening, including the […] Read more


Technical assistance

Technical assistance project in Jamaica: “Creating the framework for a merger review – competition law” (World Bank)

Lear is engaged in a new technical assistance project for the Planning Institute of Jamaica (the Client). The project is financed by the World Bank Group. The main objectives of this assignment are the following: To develop and draft new merger provisions in the Fair Competition Act (FCA) along with its supporting regulations as required. […] Read more