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Alleged abuse of dominance in the market for bulk postal services

Lear advised Poste Italiane, the incumbent in the market for postal services in Italy, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The concern of the Italian Competition Authority was that Poste Italiane has abused its dominant position in the market, with the aim of foreclosing rivals. Lear’s economists assisted Poste Italiane in devising appropriate remedies, developing analyses to show that there is no essential facility in the market and that prices set by Poste Italiane might be replicated by an equally efficient competitor.