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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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Litigation

Assessment of damages in the retail electricity market for alleged unfair commercial practices – ongoing

Lear is assisting a leading operator in the electricity retail market in a damages action started by a competitor. The competitor claims that Lear’s client has implemented unfair commercial practices aimed at winning back customers switched to the competitor. Lear developed economic arguments aimed at showing that the request for damages was unfounded as the […] Read more


Litigation

Damage assessment for a breach of contract in the cloud services sector – ongoing

Lear is assisting a leading operator active in the telecommunication sector which participated to a tender aimed to secure suppliers of cloud services for Italian public organizations. The tender required Lear’s client to partner up with a cloud services provider, which decided to withdraw from the agreement shortly after Lear’s client’s bid was declared successful. […] Read more


Litigation

Dispute on the contributions due to fund the telecom regulator

Lear provided an Italian telecom operator with an economic analysis aimed at proving that the criteria used by the sector regulator to determine the contributions due to fund its regulatory activities are discriminatory, unfair and likely to distort competition.


Litigation

Damages quantification following abuse of dominance in the ultrabroadband market

Lear is assisting the shareholder of a wholesale operator in the market of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) network in a damages action, initially promoted by its subsidiary, against the Italian incumbent operator for wholesale and retail fixed access TIM. The latter has been sanctioned in 2020 by the Italian Competition Authority for exclusionary conduct […] Read more


Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominant position in the online advertising sector

Lear assisted an association representing the Italian online advertising industry in setting out how the conducts of certain market participants may constitute a breach of art. 102 TFEU, with the aim of reporting it to the Italian Competition Authority. The Italian Competition Authority decided to launch an investigation aimed at ascertaining the existence of such […] Read more


Competition Economics, State Aid

Quantification of damages eligible for State aid during COVID-19 outbreak

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 […] Read more


Competition Economics

Regulation in the sector of TV and online media services and tlc services

Lear has been appointed by the leading private TV and online media firm in Italy to provide support in connection with the sector regulator AGCOM’s procedure to evaluate the risks related to common ownerships in media and tlc firms, a position held by one of the media company’s shareholder. Lear’s task has been to provide […] Read more