Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.
Lear, together with Analysis Mason, assisted one of the major fixed telecom operator in the Slovenian market by evaluating the potential exclusionary effects of a proposed discount wholesale scheme. The analysis was mainly aimed at assessing whether the discount could alter competition in the retail market by discriminating retail operators’ access to the scheme.
Lear assisted one of the biggest non-food consumer products manufacturer in assessing the potential effects on competition of a programme of conditional multi-product discounts to mass-market retailers for personal care products. Lear’s analyses followed closely the EU Guidance for the assessment of exclusionary conduct with regard to the conditional and multi-product rebates in a product […] Read more
The Italian Competition Authority started an investigation into Enel to ascertain whether certain practices by Enel could distort the competitive dynamics resulting from the full liberalisation of the market. Enel, as the only vertically integrated operator, allegedly leveraged on its upstream operations to foreclose competitors from the downstream market. Lear developed an analysis aimed at […] Read more
The Italian Competition Authority launched an investigation into SIAE (the Italian collective rights management organization), claiming that it lacks transparency in the collection of royalties and discriminates among users, abusing its dominant position. Lear supported SIAE by providing economic arguments in favour of SIAE’s legal monopoly and showing the inefficiencies that would be brought about […] Read more
Lear assisted Moby and CIN, which is fully owned by Moby, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The Italian Competition Authority claimed that Moby/CIN was abusing its dominant position in the market for maritime freight transport to and from Sardinia, with the aim of foreclosing rivals. Lear’s analysis highlighted the weaknesses of the Italian […] Read more
Lear assisted a wholesale operator in the market of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) network, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The Italian Competition Authority is investigating whether TIM abused its dominant position in the ultrabroadband market. Lear’s analysis evaluated the potential anticompetitive effects arising from TIM’s conduct.
The Italian Competition Authority launched an investigation into NUOVOIMAIE, a collecting society dealing with the performer’s neighbouring rights, to verify whether it had infringed Art. 102 TFUE by hindering entry of potential competitors. Lear helped NUOVOIMAIE design effective remedies to alleviate the anticompetitive concerns raised by the Italian Competition Authority. In particular, Lear carried out […] Read more