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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, Litigation

Quantifying harm from regulation in the telecom sector

Lear is assisting a telecom operator in quantifying harm that will be suffered as a result of a change of the regulated price of compulsory communication data that have to be provided to the Judiciary by law. The analysis developed by Lear aims at verifying the methodology used to determine incremental costs borne by the […] 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


Procurement, 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