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.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) and Commission for Protection of Competition of Republic of Serbia, with the support of the Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies are jointly organizing an international conference on “Institution building of the competition authorities in South-eastern Europe”. The conference will take place in Belgrade on 2-3 June. Read more
The HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development and UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society will organize the “Second BRICS Competition Law Forum on Global Food Supply Chains and Competition Law” on 18 May 2016 –20 May 2016 in St Petersburg. Read more
Lear is pleased to announce a new technical assistance project on behalf of the World Bank Group, for the analysis of product market regulations (PMR) in Egypt. As a first step, Lear is expected to identify those markets of the Egyptian economy that are currently suffering from anti-competitive regulations. Read more
On 19 April 2016, the Tribunal of Torino dismissed Fox’s claims for violation of IP rights against Reti Televisive Italiane (RTI), and ordered Fox to pay the costs of the proceedings. In particular, Fox complained that the RTI channel “Premium Crime” was infringing its registered trademark “CRIME” and Fox’s IPR, generating confusion among consumers with the channel “Fox Crime”. Read more
The European Parliament organizes the “Workshop Competition in the Food Retail Sector” and Elena Argentesi will present our recent work on “Effects of retail mergers on variety: An ex-post evaluation”.
More details on this event here
To see the report here
On 27 April 2016, the Tribunal of Rome published its judgement on the case between RTI and Break Media, condemning the latter to pay 115.000 Euro as compensation for IP rights violation. Read more
Paolo Buccirossi will be a speaker at the Trento Summer School 2016 on Advanced EU Competition Law & Economics. The second 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 12th to 18th June 2016. Read more
Paolo will join a panel discussing the challenges of protecting intellectual property rights in the Internet era, organized by Associazione Osservatorio Web e Legalità together with Istituto Giuridico dello Spettacolo e dell’Informazione.
Tomaso Duso presented our recent work “Effects of retail mergers on variety: An ex-post evaluation” at the 4th E.CA Economics Expert Forum held in Berlin on 15 April. The study, carried out by Tomaso jointly with Lear’s Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi and Alessia Marrazzo, assesses the impact on product variety of three mergers in the Dutch grocery sector. Read more
The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) will host the 4th session of the course “Training of National Judges in EU Competition Law”, whereas the focus will be on damage quantification matters in the field of antitrust. This event will be held in Rome on 14-15 April 2016 . Read more