Roberto Cervone has been a consultant at Lear since 2011. While at Lear, Roberto has worked on mergers, allegations of abuses of dominance and collusion and on follow-on private damages claims. Working on these cases Roberto has developed an in-depth knowledge of several industries, including: telecommunications, media, retail banking, consumer goods, retailing, beer, and automotive aftermarkets, oil refined products.
In addition, at Lear Roberto has taken part in several projects for international authorities and regulators, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the OFT (now CMA) and the ACM (Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets). Roberto is also involved in technical assistance projects undertaken by Lear on behalf of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), both in developing countries (e.g. The Republic of Moldova) and in high income economies (e.g. Gulf Cooperation Council countries).
Before joining Lear Roberto worked in the energy and utilities sector (first in a consultancy and later at the GME – Italian Power Exchange) and in the banking sector. Roberto graduated in Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice with a thesis on continuous double auction markets. Roberto developed a strong interest in industrial organization and auction theory during his visiting semester at the University of Copenhagen.
Roberto is keen on computational methods and micro-simulation. He has strong computer skills and he is fluent in English.
Specialization is for insects (Robert A. Heinlein)