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Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.

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Policy Assessment

Assessment of competitive dynamics in the retail banking sector

Lear is implementing a technical assistance project aimed at assessing the current competitive dynamics in the retail banking markets of an Asia-Pacific country. The Study entails an initial overview and assessment of the competition level in retail banking markets and two in-depth analyses on: (i) deposit accounts for retail and SME customers and (iii) SME […] Read more


Litigation

Damage quantification for a major football team

Lear is assisting Milan A.C. in the damages action against three media agencies who, according to a decision by the Italian Competition Authority, coordinated their bids for the tender for the broadcasting rights of Italian football matches abroad. Lear is also assisting the Lega Serie A , the top Italian football league, in the same […] Read more


Litigation

Unfair commercial practices in the banking sector

Lear assisted Deutsch Bank in lodging an appeal against a decision of the AGCM who sanctioned the bank for an unfair practice in the provision of investment services to retail customers. In setting the sanction, the AGCM took into account the alleged harm caused by the illegal practice. Lear’s submission shows that the damage estimation […] Read more


Litigation

Damage assessment in a margin squeeze case

Lear has been appointed by one of the main mobile and fixed telecom operators to support it in the appeal against a judgement of the Court of Milan who condemned it to pay damages for around € 54 mln. Paolo Buccirossi acted as the party’s economic expert to work along the court appointed expert to […] Read more


Policy Assessment

Support study for the European Commission on the State aid rules for the environmental protection and energy

Lear, together with DIW Berlin, E.CA Economics, Sheppard Mullin and University of East Anglia, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study will support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on […] Read more


Policy Assessment

Public consultation on the EU Market definition Notice

Lear assisted a major Italian broadcaster in preparing a submission for a consultation launched by the European Commission and aimed at assessing whether the Market definition Notice, adopted by the European Commission in 1997, is still “fit-for-purpose”. Lear economists consulted with the client and drafted the submission on its behalf.


Litigation

Dispute in the market for cleaning services

Lear is assisting a company active in the cleaning services market in a damages action initiated by one of its competitors. The action follows an investigation by the Italian Competition Authority which had found that four companies active in this market had coordinated their bidding behaviour in tenders organized by the government to secure cleaning […] Read more