Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.
The Italian Competition Authority has ascertained the existence of an alleged anticompetitive agreement in the market for corrugated boxes. Lear assisted International Paper in challenging the Italian Competition Authority’s decision before the Regional Administrative Tribunal of Lazio.
Lear’s economists assisted the members of ASLO (Asociatia Societatilor de Leasing Operational), i.e. the Romanian industry trade association of operating leasing companies, investigated by the Romanian Competition Council for having allegedly enabled an exchange of sensitive commercial information among its associates.
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) started an investigation into the retail market for mobile telecommunications services to assess whether mobile operators coordinated their strategy with reference to a change in the billing cycle for mobile services imposed by a change in regulation. More specifically, the operators have all reacted to the change in regulation in […] Read more
Lear assisted several companies involved in an investigation by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) for an alleged horizontal agreement in the market for reinforcing steel used in the construction sector. Lear’s analysis showed that the econometric evidences presented by the Authority was not suitable to prove the existence of any anti-competitive agreement and that the […] Read more
The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) in 2018 held an investigation into Kedrion and Grifols, two providers of therapeutic products derived from human blood plasma, for their joint participation in a tender launched by the Italian Healthcare System (SSN). The ICA was concerned that the joint bid had unduly restricted competition for the award of the […] Read more
Lear has assisted two of the captive banks investigated by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) for having allegedly enabled an exchange of sensitive and detailed commercial information regarding the financial terms and other contractual characteristics to be applied to dealers and customers.
The ICA started an investigation to assess whether a joint venture between TIM and Fastweb created for the implementation of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks can potentially harm competition. Lear assisted a competitor of the joint venture which at that time had just entered the wholesale market of FTTH network.