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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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29 November 2016 - Collusion & Corruption, Competition Economics, Competition Policy, Public Procurement

Lear Conference 2017:”Public Procurement & Competition Policy” Rome 3-5 July 2017

The 7th edition of the Lear Conference joins the Global Procurement Conference in organizing an international event “Public Procurement Days”. Read more

24 November 2016

Competition in GCC SME Lending markets: An Initial Assessment is on line

Lear is pleased to announce the publication of a new report on a study carried out on behalf of the World Bank Group. The study is a first competition assessment of the retail banking sector in the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Read more

14 November 2016 - Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment

Paolo at the ACM CONFERENCE 2016

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) will organize a conference on “Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities”. The conference will take place in Amsterdam on November 16, 2016. Over the last years, government and market authorities devoted particular attention to impact assessment, a tool which can enable them to learn from past interventions and improve future ones. Read more

17 October 2016 - Antitrust, Damages


On 17 October 2016 the AAI will organize in Milan a COMPETITION TEA TALK.
In the context of the recent entry into force of the directive on actions for damages, this event focuses on the experience of the current actions of antitrust damages in Italy. Read more

28 September 2016 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment, Regulation, State aid

Lear at the European Commission to present an ex-post evaluation in the telecoms sector

Lear – together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin – is presenting the project on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU” carried out on behalf of the DG Comp. Read more

27 September 2016 - Public Procurement, Technical Assistance

New technical assistance project on public procurement in Serbia

Lear is pleased to announce a new technical assistance project on behalf of the EBRD: “Serbian Public Procurement System Action Plan”. This project aims to identify key areas for improvements of public procurement in Serbia and suggest practical measures to address existing gaps. Read more

9 September 2016 - Aiuti di Stato

Lear Competition Note – Aiuti di stato e analisi economica: il caso dei decoder

The Lear Competition Note, “The Decoders’ case”, comments the recent decision whereby the Tribunal of Rome upheld Mediaset’s appeal in the proceeding against the Ministry of Economic Development, which had previously ruled the recovery of an illegal state aid that the company had enjoyed during the 2-years period 2004-2005.
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1 September 2016 - Pitareria Digitale

Nuova pubblicazione di Lear sui mercati dell’audiovisivo

Lo studio condotto da Lear e commissionato da Mediaset analizza le recenti evoluzioni del sistema audiovisivo italiano, il ruolo degli operatori OTT e le nuove modalità di fruizione. Read more

4 July 2016

Elena Argentesi at the Cresse Conference 2016

The Competition and Regulation European Summer School organizes the 2016 Conference on “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation”. Elena Argentesi presents our recent work on the “Effects of retail mergers on variety: An ex-post evaluation”.

For more details on the event, please click here
The report can be found here


6 June 2016

Paolo speaks at the final event of the training course “Antitrust Economics for Judges”

On 7 June 2016 the Council of State will host the final event of the training course “Antitrust economics for judges”, which has been jointly organized by the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM), the Council of State and the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura. Read more

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Silvia Caporale

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