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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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20 April 2016 - Intellectual Property Rights

Paolo Buccirossi speaks at the seminar “Internet e Diritto”

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.

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19 April 2016 - Mergers

Tomaso Duso at the E.CA Economics EXpert Forum in Berlin

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

13 April 2016

Paolo Buccirossi speaks at the “Antitrust Economics for Judges”

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

24 February 2016 - Antitrust, Cartels, Competition Economics, Insurance, Public Transport

Lear Competition Note: Non c’è da raccontare storie, serve una storia! Intese per oggetto e analisi economica

The note comments on the recent decision by the Administrative Tribunal of Lazio, which overturned the decision n. 25382 by the Italian competition authority (AGCM). The note focuses on two principles outlined by the Tribunal in its decision: Read more

22 January 2016 - Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment, Regulation, State aid

Lear at the European Commission for a new project in the telecoms sector

Lear, together with Analysys Mason and DIW Berlin, has been selected by DG Competition for a project on the ex-post evaluation on the “Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU”. Read more

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8 January 2016 - Cartels, Competition Economics

AGCM’s decision overturned by TAR

The Administrative Tribunal of Lazio has overturned the decision n. 25382 by the Italian competition authority (AGCM), whereby it was found that UnipolSai and Generali had infringed Competition Law by entering into an agreement for the provision of insurance services to local public transport companies. Read more

Mergers in the Dutch grocery sector: an ex-post evaluation
16 December 2015 - Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment

The report: “Mergers in the Dutch grocery sector: an ex-post evaluation” is online

The study investigates the impact of three mergers between major Dutch supermarket chains, all cleared with divestitures by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (“ACM”). Read more

9 December 2015 - Competition Economics, Mergers, Policy Assessment

Lear’s economists at the ACM – Presentation of the ex post merger evaluation study in the Dutch grocery sector

On Thursday 11 December, Roberto Cervone and Alessia Marrazzo will present at the Dutch competition authority (Autoriteit Consument & Markt, “ACM”) a report on the ex-post evaluation of three merger decisions in the Dutch grocery sector.
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7 December 2015 - Regulation, Technical Assistance

Paolo Buccirossi at the Competition Authority of Kenya

The next 8 December Paolo will participate in a workshop at the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) and present a report titled “Dismantling Regulatory Obstacles to Competition to Unlock Growth Potential in Kenya”.
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30 November 2015 - Technical Assistance, Training

Workshop on “Competition policy and public procurement” to the Moldovan Competition Council

As part of the technical assistance project carried on by the EBRD and Lear, the Competition Council of the Republic of Moldova “CCRM” will organize an external advocacy workshop titled “Competition policy and public procurement”. Read more

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