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Lear provides assistance on regulatory and policy matters concerning several sectors such as telecommunications, media, energy, transport, and financial services.

The numerous activities carried out by Lear in this field include support: for replies to consultation documents from regulatory authorities; in performing economic analysis to address sector policies and proceedings before regulatory and competition and competition authorities; in technical assistance projects for international organizations; in assessing firms’ current compliance to regulatory provisions.

Our clients involve utilities, private firms, international organizations, institutions.

Our most recent projects include: assisting an industry association in the legislative procedures concerning the Italian capacity remuneration mechanism; providing technical assistance on the regulation of GCC countries’ banking sector; supporting a major TV company in the preparation of a submission to the EU on the risk of removing regulatory obligations in the pay TV market; providing advice to a leading telecoms operator in developing an imputation test to detect margin squeeze when retail services are offered in bundles; assisting a provider of airport services in the determination of the appropriate allocation of costs; helping an important media company to prepare a response to the EU consultation on the proposed regulation of access to new generation access networks and drafting a response to a consultation by the Italian Communications Authority on online content production on behalf of a major broadcaster.

Have a look at our publications and news on regulatory issues.

If your company needs advice for any matter related to regulation and related issues, contact us.

 

Latest Engagements

Regulatory dispute on access charges to the rail infrastructure

The new track access charge system approved by the Italian regulator (“ART”, Autorità di Regolazione Trasporti) and implemented by the Italian infrastructure manager has determined a significant increase to the fee for international passenger transport.

Past merger assessment in technology sector

Lear is undertaking a research and evaluation project for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) looking at approaches to assessing potential theories of harm and evaluating past merger decisions in the technology sector. Lear will identify which theories of harm Competition Authorities should investigate when facing a merger in the technology sector and what […] Read more

Quantifying harm from regulation in the telecom sector

Lear is assisting a telecom operator in quantifying harm that will be suffered as a result of a change of the regulated price of compulsory communication data that have to be provided to the Judiciary by law. The analysis developed by Lear aims at verifying the methodology used to determine incremental costs borne by the […] Read more


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