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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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Cartels, Competition Economics

Alleged cartel in the market of corrugated cardboard sheets and boxes

Lear’s economists assisted one of the leading companies in the market of corrugated cardboard sheets and boxes in the proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority for alleged price fixing conducts. Lear developed an analysis demonstrating that the evolution of prices charged by the client was consistent with that of the main price determinants within the […] Read more


Cartels, Competition Economics

ALLEGED HORIZONTAL AGREEMENT IN THE MARKET FOR OPERATING LEASE IN ROMANIA

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.


Cartels

Alleged horizontal agreement in the mobile telecom market

The Italian Competition Authority started an investigation into the retail market for mobile telecommunications services to assess whether mobile operators had coordinated their strategy with reference to a change in the billing cycle for mobile services imposed by a change in regulation. According to the Authority, the operators all reacted to the change in regulation […] Read more


Cartels, Competition Economics

Alleged horizontal agreement in the market for reinforcing steel

Lear assisted several companies involved in an investigation by the Italian Competition Authority 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 practice […] Read more


Cartels, Competition Economics

Alleged anticompetitive agreement in the market for plasma derivates

The Italian Competition Authority in 2018 held an investigation into Kedrion and Grifols, two providers of plasma derivatives, for their joint participation to a tender launched by the Italian Healthcare System. The Italian Competition Authority was concerned that the joint bid had unduly restricted competition for the award of the tender. Lear’s analyses successfully showed […] Read more


Cartels, Competition Economics

Alleged horizontal agreement in the market for financial services to the automotive sector

Lear has assisted two of the captive banks investigated by the Italian Competition Authority 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.


Cartels, Competition Economics

Assessment of a joint venture in the ultrabroadband market

The Italian Competition Authority started an investigation to assess whether a joint venture between TIM and Fastweb created for the implementation of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) networks might potentially harm competition. Lear assisted a competitor of the joint venture which at that time had just entered the wholesale market of FTTH network.