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.
Lear is providing technical assistance to the Jamaica’s Fair Trading Commission (“FTC”) to strengthen its skills on competition advocacy. The main objectives of the assignment are to perform an assessment of the effectiveness of past FTC’s advocacy initiatives, to develop a new competition advocacy strategy and to build capacity within the FTC to pursue its advocacy objectives. Read more
The study “Western Balkans and the Design of Effective Competition Law: The Role of Economic, Institutional and Cultural Characteristics” by Paolo Buccirossi and Lorenzo Ciari has been published by Springer in the book “Competition Authorities in South Eastern Europe”, edited by Boris Begović and Dušan V. Popović.
The paper analyzes the optimal design of competition law in Western Balkan countries. It first identifies the “policy choice set”, i.e. the essential variables that define a competition policy regime; Read more
Lear has assisted Moby in its appeal before the administrative court seeking to overturn the finding of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) that Moby had abused its dominant position in the market for maritime freight transport to and from Sardinia. Read more
The 3rd Global Procurement Conference is the annual international conference organized by the University of Rome Tor Vergata on July 2 and 3, 2018. The event was the occasion where practitioners and academics meet to share opinion and discuss on the latest cutting-edge topics in the field of public procurement, such as contract amendments, innovation, e-procurement and centralization. Read more
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has started an investigation into Kedrion and Grifols, two providers of therapeutic products derived from human blood plasma, for their joint participation in a tender launched by the Italian Healthcare System (SSN). The ICA is concerned that the joint bid has unduly restricted competition for the award of the tender. Read more
The fourth edition of the Trento Summer School on Advanced EU Competition Law & Economics will take place in Moena (Italian Dolomites) from 17th to 24th June 2018.
This event is organized by the Osservatorio Permanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza and provides the opportunity to deepen the relationship between competition law and economics by anlayzing competition rules from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. Read more
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) is investigating into the top three cab dispatching companies operating in Rome – including Lear’s client Radiotaxi 3570 – for the alleged foreclosure effects of the non-compete clause which prevents taxi drivers associated with one of the three cab dispatching companies from accepting calls for service from competitors. Read more
Banca d’Italia and Consiglio di Stato organized a conference on “Administrative Justice and demands of the economic system”, which took place at Koch Palace in Rome on 6th June. Paolo Buccirossi has taken part to a roundtable discussing the role of economic analysis within administrative proceedings. Read more
The subject of this FWC is to conduct evaluation and impact assessment studies regarding one or more State aid policy instruments (legislation, guidelines, notice etc.) from an inter-disciplinary perspective and in accordance with the Commission’s binding evaluation and impact assessment standards. Read more
On 9th of May 2018, Lear organized this Workshop in Belgrade in collaboration with the Serbian Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government.
The Workshop was the occasion to present the Strategic Vision and the Recommendations for an enhanced public procurement system in Serbia. Read more