Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.
Lear advised a major insurance company involved in a cartel investigation by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM). Lear’s analysis focused on highlighting the weaknesses of the AGCM’s approach to the case, and provided evidence that the companies’ behavior was the result of autonomous and economically rational strategies pursued by the companies. The Administrative Tribunal of […] Read more
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has started an investigation into Enel to ascertain whether certain practices by Enel could distort the competitive dynamics resulting from the full liberalisation of the market. More specifically, Enel, as the only vertically integrated operator, has allegedly leveraged on its upstream operations to foreclose competitors from the downstream market. Lear […] Read more
The Italian Competition Authority claims that SIAE (the Italian collective rights management organizations) lacks transparency in the collection of royalties and discriminates among users, abusing its dominant position. Lear is supporting SIAE by providing economic arguments in favor of SIAE’s legal monopoly and showing the inefficiencies that would be brought about by a departure from […] Read more
Lear assisted Moby and CIN, which is fully owned by Moby, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority (ICA). The ICA claimed that Moby/CIN was abusing its dominant position in the market for maritime freight transport to and from Sardinia, with the aim of foreclosing rivals. Lear’s analysis highlighted the weaknesses of the ICA’s approach […] Read more
Lear is assisting a wholesale operator in the market of FTTH network, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The ICA is investigating whether TIM abused its dominant position in the ultrabroadband market. Lear’s analysis will evaluate the potential anticompetitive effects arising from TIM’s conduct.
The Italian Competition Authority launched an investigation into NUOVOIMAIE, a collecting society dealing with the performer’s neighboring rights, to verify whether it had infringed article 102 TFUE by hindering entry of potential competitors. Lear helped NUOVOIMAIE design effective remedies to alleviate the anticompetitive concerns raised by the ICA. In particular, Lear carried out a cost […] Read more
Lear is advising a major mobile telecommunication provider in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The Authority’s concern is that the company is abusing its dominant position in the market for termination to its customer base to foreclose competitors in the downstream market for the provision of bulk SMS. Lear’s economists are assisting the company […] Read more