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Some of the events, conferences, publications and projects we have worked on are listed below. Some other projects are not listed as we must respect client confidentiality in sensitive areas.

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25 February 2015 - Cartels, Competition Economics, Litigation

New publication by Paolo Buccirossi e Giancarlo Spagnolo

New working paper by Paolo Buccirossi and Giancarlo Spagnolo on the relationship between action for damages and leniency programs. Modern antitrust engenders a possible conflict between public and private enforcement due to the central role of Leniency Programs. Read more


20 February 2015 - Competition Economics

LEAR CONFERENCE 2015 – “ANTITRUST ECONOMICS 2.0”- Rome, 25-26 June 2015

The Conference will focus on how the development of the Internet is shaping the economic practice, the way firms compete and antitrust enforcement. Read more


13 January 2015 - Regulation

New publication by Simona Benedettini for Mercato Concorrenza Regole

Simona has published for Mercato Concorrenza Regole (Vol. XVI/2) the article “Regional rail transport: travelling towards competition?”. The paper reviews the existing regulation of the Italian public rail transportation service and proposes innovative regulatory solutions. Read more


9 January 2015 - Competition Economics, Mergers

Lear Competition Note – “Optimal Pre-Merger Notification Thresholds: An Economic Approach”

Every year, the number of mergers taking place across countries is extremely high. In order to guarantee an effective and efficient merger review regime, an economic approach in line with international best practices should be adopted in setting pre-merger notification thresholds for different countries. Read more


7 January 2015 - Competition Economics, Mergers

New publication by #Leareconomists

The Italian Antitrust Review has published a paper on Optimal Pre Merger Notification Thresholds by Paolo Buccirossi, Roberto Cervone and Chiara Riviera. Read more


17 September 2014 - Abuse of Dominance

Lear Competition Note- Price-cost test in predatory abuses: treatment of common cost and multiperiod

Price-cost tests play an essential role in the antitrust analysis of predatory abuses. Indeed, they are useful instruments to understand whether incumbents are sacrificing short terms profit to eventually foreclose rivals. Read more


26 November 2013 - Abuse of Dominance, Cartels, Litigation

Lear Competition Note: Statistical significance and the standard of proof in antitrust damage quantification

Following the adoption of the “Practical Guide on Quantifying Harm” by the EC, Courts will increasingly be required to assess whether the econometric model submitted by the claimant meets the required standard of proof or if the model submitted by the defendant suffices for overturning the claimants’ conclusions. Read more


21 November 2013

Lear meets Contemporary Art: “Aperitivo con l’Arte” event in Rome

Tuesday December 17 Lear is holding a sculpture and painting exhibition with the aim of promoting female art on the contemporary scene.
Works by Antonella Catini and Isabella Nurigiani will be presented.

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25 October 2013 - Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Vertical Restraints for On-line Sales – background paper by Paolo Buccirossi

The full report of the “Vertical Restraints for On-line Sales” roundtable is now available online. This was part of the 2013 OECD Best Practice Roundtables on Competition Policy.

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17 October 2013 - Cartels, Competition Economics

The Effect of EU Antitrust Investigations and Fines on a Firm’s Valuation

New publication by #LearEconomist Luca Aguzzoni (joint with Gregor Langus and Massimo Motta).
EU antitrust investigations involve a sequence of events which affect the investigated firm’s market value. We model these relationships and estimate their impact on firms’ share prices. Read more

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Silvia Caporale

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