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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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Technical assistance

Increasing the Effectiveness of Competition Advocacy

Lear provided technical assistance services to the Jamaica’s Fair Trading Commission (“FTC”) to strengthen its competition advocacy strategy. Key steps of the projects have been: an extensive review of all past advocacy efforts carried out by the FTC since 2005; a review of international best practices; a comprehensive stakeholders’ consultation, in two waves: first, an […] Read more


Policy Assessment, State Aid

Evaluation study for the European Commission on the State aid rules for operating aid to airports

As part of the evaluation process of the current State aid rules, the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) has commissioned to a consortium led by Lear and participated by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Sheppard Mullin, a study to support its evaluation of the rules regarding […] Read more


Procurement

Revision of the auction mechanism for the allocation of waste in Italy

Lear provided an independent economic assessment on the competitive impact of a revision of the current auction system implemented by a waste management and recycling consortium to allocate the collected material. In order to assess the compliance to competition principles, Lear delivered an economic analysis of the potential criticalities that may arise from an extension […] Read more


Litigation

Damages estimation for abuse of dominance in the telecommunication market

Lear assisted one of the main operators of the Italian telecommunication market in defining and implementing an empirical approach in order to quantify the potential damages that this operator suffered due to illicit behavior of the counterpart.


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Regulatory dispute on access charges to the rail infrastructure

The new track access charge system approved by the Italian regulator (“ART”, Autorità di Regolazione Trasporti) and implemented by the Italian infrastructure manager has determined a significant increase to the fee for international passenger transport.


Cartels, Competition Economics

ALLEGED HORIZONTAL AGREEMENT IN THE MARKET FOR OPERATING LEASE IN ROMANIA

Lear is assisting the Association of the Operational Leasing Companies (“ASLO”), an association of companies providing operating lease of motor vehicles and related services in Romania, investigated by the Romanian Competition Council for having allegedly enabled an exchange of sensitive and detailed commercial information among its associates.In order to rebut the RCC’s allegation, Lear is […] Read more


Technical assistance, Training

CAPACITY BUILDING ON COMPETITION AND PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN BULGARIA

During the past year, Lear has carried out a capacity building project for the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) in Bulgaria. The project, sponsored by the EBRD, was aimed at strengthening the skills of the CPC officials on competition law enforcement and public procurement. Lear has delivered seven classroom based trainings on the enforcement […] Read more