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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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Competition Economics, Mergers

Vertical merger in the aerospace industry

Lear has been retained by a leading operator in the aerospace industry to assist within a merger case involving one of its rivals. Lear is tasked with showing how the merger may create the incentives for the merged entity to implement exclusionary practices.


Competition Economics

Assessment of anti-competitive effects of conditional multi-product discounts to mass-market retailers

Lear has assisted one well-known brand of non-food consumer goods, in its self-ex-ante assessment of the potential anti-competitive effects of a program of conditional multi-product discounts to mass-market retailers.


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


Competition Economics, Litigation

Damages estimation for unfair practices in the telecommunication market

Lear has been retained by a telecom operator to estimate damages arising from unfair commercial practices implemented by a rival. The practices result in the loss of existing and potential customers. Lear will be involved in the quantification of the damages caused by the conduct.


Policy Assessment, State Aid

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

As part of the ongoing fitness check of current State aid rules, the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (DG COMP) has appointed a consortium led by Lear and participated by DIW Berlin and Sheppard Mullin, to carry out a study to support its evaluation of the rules regarding airports’ access to operating […] 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


Competition Economics, Litigation

DAMAGES ESTIMATION IN THE SLOVAKIAN TRUCKS MARKET

Lear has assisted several Slovak hauliers in the action for damages arising from a collusive price-fixing agreement in the market for medium and heavy trucks, as established by the European Commission. Lear has been appointed to provide the quantification of damages suffered by claimants who purchased trucks during the period of the infringement. In line […] Read more