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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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11 January 2018

7 trainings to the officials of the Commission for Protection of Competition in Bulgaria starting from 15 January

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


14 December 2017

Paolo Buccirossi at the Rome Antitrust Forum

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


7 December 2017 - Antitrust, Collusion, Competition Economics

Paolo Buccirossi at the Competition Lunch Talk – Algoritmi e Collusione

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.
Read more


4 December 2017 - Competition Economics, Mergers

Merger in the natural gas sector

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


15 November 2017

Joint article by Lear and Analysys Mason on damages quantification in telecoms markets

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


31 October 2017 - Mergers, Technical Assistance

Merger framework for Jamaica: Inception mission

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


26 October 2017

Alessia Marrazzo at the University of Bologna for “JOBS” Seminars

JOBS” Seminars are organized by the Degree Programme Directors and addressed to students enrolled in First and Second Cycle Degree Programmes offered by the Department of Economics. Professionals with an academic background in Economics present their current job and career development experience. Read more


23 October 2017 - Damages

Paolo Buccirossi joins “Media, web and brand reputation protection” seminar

The seminar MEDIA, WEB AND BRAND REPUTATION PROTECTION held by Centromarca will take place on 24 October 2017 at L’Oreal Auditorium in Milan. Read more


19 October 2017 - Cartels, Damages, Trucks

The first 18 italian companies taking action against the truck cartel

The action for damages has its roots in the European Commission decision that established the existence of a cartel among DAF, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, Iveco, MAN/Volkswagen, Volvo/Renault and Scania in the market for trucks weighting more than 6 tons from 1997 to 2011, fining it with the highest sanction ever imposed on a cartel for 3.8 million euros. Read more


27 September 2017 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics, Maritime Transport

Lear is assisting Moby for alleged abuse of dominance in the market for maritime freight transport

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) claims that Moby/CIN is abusing its dominant position in the market for maritime freight transport to and from Sardinia, with the aim of foreclosing rivals. Read more

Press contact

Silvia Caporale

Should you wish to learn more about Lear media and communication, please feel free to contact Silvia Caporale at silvia.caporale@learlab.com or call +39 06 68300530.