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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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4 May 2018 - Competition Economics, Mergers

New publication on “ Concorrenza, mercato e diritto dei consumatori”

Paolo Buccirossi and Salvatore Nava have contributed to the volume “Concorrenza, mercato e diritto dei consumatori”. The volume aims at providing a comprehensive view on competition law and consumer protection, also in light of the most recent case law. The volume also looks at the interaction between law and economics when it comes to competition matters. Read more


Recruitment LEAR - Junior Consulatnt
28 March 2018

Vacancies for a junior consultant

Lear is looking for a Junior Consultant to support its existing staff on the delivery of their current portfolio of work and to build on the continuing success and growth of its business. Read more


20 March 2018 - #Economics, #Europeanlaw

Lear is a partner of the European Master in Law and Economics (EMILE)

The programme, organized by the Erasmus Mundus Law and Economics Consortium, provides the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or three European and non-European universities.
More info on EMILE can be found here


14 March 2018 - Cooperation, Public Procurement, Remedies

Regional conference of the bodies in South-Eastern Europe in charge of remedies in public procurement

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


9 March 2018 - Capacity Building, Public Procurement, Remedies, Training, Tribunal skills

New project in Bosnia and Herzegovina for “Enhancing the tribunal skills and capacity of the Public Procurement Review Body members”

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 membersRead more


22 February 2018 - Capacity Building, Corruption, Public Procurement, Red Flags, Remedies

Capacity bulding to the officials of the Serbian Republic commission for protection of rights

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


6 February 2018 - Public Procurement, Technical Assistance

New technical assistance project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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


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

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Silvia Caporale

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