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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, Competition Economics

Alleged cartel in the market of corrugated cardboard sheets and boxes

Lear’s economists assisted one of leading companies in the market of corrugated cardboard sheets and boxes in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) for alleged price fixing conducts. Lear developed an analysis aimed at demonstrating that the evidence presented by the ICA was not sufficient to prove the effects of the investigated conducts on […] Read more


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


Cartels

Alleged horizontal agreement in the mobile telecom market

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) 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 in […] 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 (ICA) 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 the market for plasma derivates

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) in 2018 held 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 was concerned that the joint bid had unduly restricted competition for the award of the […] Read more


Cartels, Competition Economics

Alleged horizontal agreement in the market for financial services to the automotive sector

Lear has assisted two of the captive banks investigated by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) for having allegedly enabled an exchange of sensitive and detailed commercial information regarding the financial terms and other contractual characteristics to be applied to dealers and customers.


Cartels, Competition Economics

Assessment of a joint venture in the ultrabroadband market

The ICA started an investigation to assess whether a joint venture between TIM and Fastweb created for the implementation of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks can potentially harm competition. Lear assisted a competitor of the joint venture which at that time had just entered the wholesale market of FTTH network.