Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.
Lear assisted a company operating in the steel industry facing a damages claim due to its participation in a price-fixing agreement. Lear economists provided the defendant with a technical analysis showing that the econometric methods used for quantifying the alleged damages were in fact overly dependent on strong, unsubstantiated assumptions, this leading to an unreliable […] Read more
Lear is assisting multiple Italian companies in quantifying damages suffered as a consequence of the existence of a price-fixing cartel in the heavy and medium trucks market, as established by the European Commission. Lear economists have been appointed for assessing the price overcharge caused by the horizontal agreement and for showing the lack of any […] Read more
Lear assisted a major film production company claiming damages for the infringement of its intellectual property rights by an Internet content provider. Lear’s economists quantified the damages suffered by the client using two alternative methods, namely the calculation of the profits lost due the infringement and the definition of the appropriate royalty that the infringer […] Read more
Lear’s economists assisted an Italian mobile and fixed telecom operator against a number of request for damages due to an alleged abuse of dominance in the mobile termination market. The same company required Lear further assistance in quantifying damages suffered as a consequence of abusive or unfair commercial practices and contractual breaches by other telecom […] Read more
Lear is assisting a leading regulator in the assessment of costs and benefits arising from open access requirements in the deployment of network infrastructure. In particular, Lear is responsible for designing a methodology for the assessment and for applying this to a sample of cases. The project will serve to inform the design of subsidies […] Read more
Lear assisted 2i Rete Gas, the second largest operator in the Italian market for natural gas distribution, in the notification to the Italian Competition Authority of a merger between 2i Rete Gas and Nedgia, which is being evaluated by the Italian Competition Authority. Lear has assessed the competitive implications of the merger, quantified the efficiencies […] Read more
Lear advised a major national broadcast tower company in the notification to the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) of the acquisition of another national broadcast tower company in a complex “merger to monopoly” case. Lear’s economists presented the efficiencies brought about by the merger and illustrated the market mechanisms that would have ensured these efficiencies to […] Read more