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Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Assessment of potential exclusionary conduct in the Slovenian fixed telecom market

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.


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Assessment of anti-competitive effects of conditional multi-product discounts to mass-market retailers

Lear is assisting one well-known brand of non-food consumer goods, in its self- ex-ante assessment of the potential effects on competition of a program of conditional multi-product discounts to mass-market retailers. Lear’s analyses rely on the EU Guidance to the assessment of exclusionary conduct and take into account different theory of harms.


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse in the retail electricity market

The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) 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 […] Read more


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominance in the italian copyright sector

The Italian Competition Authority claims that SIAE (the Italian collective rights management organizations) lacks transparency in the collection of royalties and discriminates among users, abusing its dominant position. Lear has supported SIAE by providing economic arguments in favor of SIAE’s legal monopoly and showing the inefficiencies that would be brought about by a departure from […] Read more


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominance in the market for maritime freight transport

Lear assisted Moby and CIN, which is fully owned by Moby, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority (ICA). The ICA 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 ICA’s approach […] Read more


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominance in the ultrabroadband market

Lear is assisting a wholesale operator in the market of FTTH network, in proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The ICA is investigating whether TIM abused its dominant position in the ultrabroadband market. Lear’s analysis will evaluate the potential anticompetitive effects arising from TIM’s conduct.


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominance in the copyright sector

The Italian Competition Authority launched an investigation into NUOVOIMAIE, a collecting society dealing with the performer’s neighboring rights, to verify whether it had infringed article 102 TFUE by hindering entry of potential competitors. Lear helped NUOVOIMAIE design effective remedies to alleviate the anticompetitive concerns raised by the ICA. In particular, Lear carried out a cost […] Read more