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.
On 15th of March 2018, the first Regional Conference of the review bodies dealing with complaints in the field of public procurement will take place in Belgrade.
The Conference – organized by LEAR – will gather presidents and representatives of the review bodies of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Read more
The Consortium constituted by LEAR and PPG Ltd Sarajevo, and led by Lear, has been awarded the Technical Cooperation Assignment “Component No.2 – Enhancing the tribunal skills and capacity of the Public Procurement Review Body members” Read more
As part of the Technical Assistance project financed by the EBRD, through UK funds, Lear’s experts are delivering targeted trainings to the staff and officials of the Republic Commission to increase and strengthen their skills and competencies.
The trainings will begin on 26th of February and will cover the following topics: Read more
Lear is pleased to announce a new technical assistance project for the Public Procurement Review Body of Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Technical Assistance in reforming the Complaint Procedure Mechanism of the Public Procurement Review Body of Bosnia and Herzegovina”. The kick-off meeting took place in Sarejevo on 2nd February 2018. Read more
As part of the technical assistance project to the Bulgarian competition authority, Lear’s team will provide a sequence of classroom-based training aimed at strengthening the skills and competencies of the authority’s officials and case handlers. The trainings will cover both legal and economic aspects of competition policy and public procurement, and in particular:
1. The basic econometrics theory
2. Micro-economic applications with Stata
3. Abuse of superior bargaining power
4. Ex-post evaluation of the effects of mergers control decisions
5. Sector inquiries and market monitoring
6. Protection of rights in public procurement systems
7. The optimal design of tenders in public procurement
The Fourth Meeting of the Rome Antitrust Forum on “Excessive prices and commitment decisions: options and challenges for the AGCM”, organized by SNA, takes place in Rome on December, 15.
The discussion will cover themes relevant to the effectiveness and efficiency of antitrust enforcement in Italy. Read more
On December 11, 2017, the AAI (Associazione Antitrust Italiana) hosts the Competition Lunch Talk in Rome. Paolo Buccirossi will introduce and coordinate the discussion, where Antonio Capobianco (OECD) and Lorenzo Coppi (Compass Lexecon) will explore the risk that algorithms may dampen competition by leading to collusive outcomes that harm consumer.
Lear is assisting 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. Read more
This article, jointly written with Analysys Mason, highlights the importance of defining an appropriate counterfactual scenario when quantifying damages arising from an abuse of dominance position by an incumbent operator in the telecoms markets.
Read the article here
Lear’s consultant Salvatore Nava travelled to Kingston, Jamaica in October to attend the inception meeting of a project aimed at drafting merger control provisions for Jamaica. The mission entailed presenting Lear’s approach to all relevant stakeholders in a series of meetings. Read more