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Disputes for IP and trademark infringements, breaches of contract, financial crimes, fraud or anticompetitive practices are becoming more and more frequent. Economic analysis often plays an important role in such disputes as it helps to estimate damages, address liability, develop optimal litigation strategies and design settlement options.

With our knowledge of micro-economic theory, modeling tools and econometric techniques we support firms and their legal advisers in managing these disputes effectively. We advise our clients during every stage of a contested matter, from strategy development and data gathering, to cross-examination, damages analysis and settlement services.

We provide oral and written witness statements, evaluate the economic and financial consequences of the disputed practices, and employ both simple and sophisticated quantitative methods to determine the relevant “but-for” scenario against which to compare the actual outcome and assess damages.

We are expert in litigation settings arising from breaches of competition law in a wide variety of markets. Relevant examples of our work include: defending a producer of packaging materials sued for damages following a decision on a cartel; supporting a major airport service provider in a court case which arose due to the level of its tariffs; defending a firm sued for damages following an EU decision on a cartel in the chemical sector; providing a witness statement for a major telecoms operator which challenged the Italian Government in court on the imposition of a turnover contribution; defending a telecoms company against numerous requests for damages due to discriminatory practices; supporting a media company in seeking compensation for damages suffered following unauthorized on-line diffusion of its contents.

Have a look at our publications and news on litigation consulting & forensics.

If your company needs advice for any matter related to litigation or administrative proceedings, contact us.

 

Latest Engagements

DAMAGES ESTIMATION IN THE TRUCKS MARKET

Lear has assisted several Slovak hauliers in the action for damages arising from a collusive price-fixing agreement in the market for medium and heavy trucks, as established by the European Commission. Lear has been appointed to provide the quantification of damages suffered by claimants who purchased trucks during the period of the infringement. In line […] Read more

Assessment of damages caused by a breach of co-marketing agreements

Lear is assisting a major insurance company in claims for damages caused by a fashion leather industry brand that did not fulfill their co-marketing contract agreements. Lear has been in charge of the estimation of the damages based on a comparison between contractual terms and common market practices as well as market benchmarks.

Assessment of damages in the fixed telecom market

Lear is assisting one of the main operators of the Italian electricity markets to quantify damages arising from the interruption of a commercial partnership between Lear’s client and a telecom operator. The partnership entailed the provision of a bundled offer which included electricity and telecom fixed services. Lear economists are developing an empirical analysis to […] Read more


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