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Alleged violation of art. 101 TFEU in the recycling sector of spent lead-acid batteries and accumulators

The Italian Competition Authority opened an investigation against a consortium of several smelters and batteries’ producers to ascertain an alleged agreement to lower prices and share the market of spent lead-acid automotive and industrial batteries for recycling. Lear has assisted the consortium in its defensive strategy against the allegation of exclusionary practices, and has contributed to the submission of commitments to address the competition concerns identified by the Authority, which is currently evaluating the proposal.