Lear has been appointed by an Italian company active at national level to quantify the damages eligible for support under the fifth amendment of the Temporary Framework for State Aid, which aims at providing companies with a contribution to compensate for the lower revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Lear’s analysis provides an in-depth review of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the company’s business, economic and financial performance, which has informed the methodology adopted by the European Commission for the quantification of damages.
As part of the ongoing fitness check of current State aid rules, the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission has appointed a consortium led by Lear and participated by DIW Berlin and Sheppard Mullin, to carry out a study to support its evaluation of the rules regarding airports’ access to operating aid under the EU Aviation Framework applicable as of 2014. Continue reading Evaluation study for the European Commission on the State aid rules for operating aid to airports
Lear is assisting a leading regulator in the assessment of costs and benefits arising from open access requirements in the deployment of network infrastructure. In particular, Lear is responsible for designing a methodology for the assessment and for applying this to a sample of cases. The project will serve to inform the design of subsidies for network deployment.
Lear’s economists helped a leading media company in preparing a number of submissions to the European Commission on its guidelines on how to evaluate State Aid to companies investing in new generation networks.