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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

Technical assistance

Capacity Building for Bulgaria’s Commission on Protection of Competition (EBRD)

Lear is providing technical assistance to the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition (“CPC”) to strengthen the skills and competencies of its officials and case handlers on competition law enforcement. The project aims at building the skills and knowledge necessary for officials and case handlers to perform antitrust and merger investigations in line with best […] Read more

Technical assistance

Enhancing the system of Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures in Serbia (THE EBRD)

Lear’s economists provided technical assistance to the Serbian Republic Commission for Protection of Rights (Republic Commission) under the Programme for Enhancing Public Procurement Practices in Serbia. The expected outcome of the project is the enhancement of the system for protection of rights in public procurement procedures. Lear assisted the Republic Commission in strengthening the professional […] Read more

Technical assistance

Assessment of Regulatory Obstacles to Competition in Kuwait (THE WORLD BANK GROUP)

Lear is providing technical assistance in conducting the analysis of product market regulation (PMR) in Kuwait. The project entails the analysis of the Kuwaiti economy – as aided by responses to the PMR questionnaire – to identify sectors where regulation risks stifling competition. Moreover, Lear is conducting an in-depth assessment of four sectors of the […] Read more