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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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12 September 2017

#PPDAYS – Video report is now online!

On July 3-5, 2017 Public Procurement Days took place in Rome. During the three-day event, Lear Conference 2017 and the 2nd Global Procurement Conference gathered experts to discuss cutting-edge topics in public procurement and Competition policy.
Have a look to the video report
Speeches and debates from “Lear Conference 2017” are available here

Planning Institute of Jamaica
8 September 2017 - Capacity Building, Competition Economics, Mergers, Training

New technical assistance project in Jamaica (World Bank)

Lear is pleased to announce a new technical assistance project for the Planning Institute of Jamaica: “Creating the framework for a merger review – competition law “. Read more

3 August 2017 - Capacity Building, Competition Economics, Training

New project on Capacity Building for Bulgaria’s Commission on Protection of Competition (EBRD)

Lear is providing technical assistance to the Bulgarian Commission for Protection on Competition (“CPC”) to strengthen the skills and competencies of its officials and case handlers on competition law enforcement. Read more

13 July 2017 - Competition Economics, Public Procurement, Public Transport

Paolo Buccirossi speaks at the Sapienza university of Rome

On 13th July 2017, the Research Centre for Transport and Logistics of Sapienza University is organizing a conference on the recent framework for local public transportation services in Italy. Read more

7 July 2017

#LEARCONFERENCE2017, press release by PaRR policy and regulatory report

PaRR has published specific articles on the topics covered during our event “Public Procurement & Competition Policy”. Read more

6 July 2017

“Public Procurement Days” is officially over!


We are extremely satisfied with how it turned out and we are very happy with the quality of the debate on the topics of competition policy & public procurement. We would like to thank you all – speakers, attendees and staff – for having made #PPDays such an exciting event. The conference’s material will be uploaded soon on

Thank you again and see you next time!

26 June 2017 - Bid Rigging, Big data, Competition Economics, Competition Policy, Damages, Public Procurement

One week left to PUBLIC PROCUREMENT DAYS Rome 3-5 JuLY

During the three-day event, Lear Conference 2017 and the 2nd Global Procurement Conference will bring together experts from a variety of fields to discuss cutting-edge topics in public procurement. Hot topics: #CORRUPTION&COLLUSION – SCREENING TOOLS & #BIG DATA – BID-RIGGING – ACTIONS FOR DAMAGES – HUMAN RIGHTS – GENDER EQUALITY – SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT – MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANK . Read more

22 June 2017 - Competition Economics, Competition Policy, Ex-post Evaluation, Policy Assessment, Telecoms

The report on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU” is now online!

The study provides an ex-post evaluation of competition policy enforcement in the telecoms markets and includes a quantitative analysis on the impact of three decisions adopted by the European Commission on telecoms market’s performance.
More info here
Download the report here


19 June 2017 - Competition Economics

Paolo Buccirossi at Trento summer school 2017

Paolo Buccirossi will be a speaker at the Trento Summer School 2017 on Advanced EU Competition Law & Economics. The third edition of the Summer School is organized by the Osservatorio Permanente sull’Applicazione delle Regole di Concorrenza and will take place in Moena (Italian Dolomites) from 18th to 24th June 2017. Read more

11 May 2017

New technical assistance project on enhancing the system of protection of rights in Serbian Public Procurement Procedure

Lear is pleased to announce that the kick-off meeting for this new technical assistance took place in Belgrade on 9 May 2017.
This project – funded by UK Aid through the EBRD – is the first component of the “Programme for Enhancing Public Procurement Practices in Serbia”. Read more

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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.