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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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Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominance in the copyright sector

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


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominance in the market for bulk SMS

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


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominance in the market for bulk postal services

Lear is advising Poste Italiane, the incumbent in the market for postal services in Italy, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The Authority’s concern is that Poste Italiane has abused its dominant position in the market, with the aim of foreclosing rivals. Lear’s economists have assisted Poste in devising appropriate remedies; and are developing […] Read more


Policy Assessment

Study on the economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU

Lear, jointly with DIW Berlin and Analysys Mason, has been retained by DG competition to study the economic impact of competition policy enforcement in the European (“EU”) telecoms markets. The study consists of both a descriptive analysis on the evolution of competition policy enforcement and the functioning of telecoms market over the past 20 years […] Read more