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 was retained by a leading operator in the aerospace industry to provide assistance in a merger case involving one of its rivals. Lear developed analyses aimed at showing how the merger may create the incentives for the merged entity to implement exclusionary practices that would harm competition and the client.
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
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
Lear has been retained by a telecom operator to estimate damages arising from unfair commercial practices implemented by a rival. The practices result in the loss of existing and potential customers. Lear will be involved in the quantification of the damages caused by the conduct.
Lear assisted a leading grocery retailer in a phase II merger inquiry before the Italian Competition Authority. Lear’s primary responsibility within the project was to analyse the data resulting from customer surveys, estimate the diversion ratios and apply the UPP, GUPPI and IPR tests to assess the unilateral effects of the merger. The merger was […] Read more
Lear provided an independent economic assessment of the system implemented by a waste management and recycling consortium to allocate the collected material. In order to assess compliance to the standards of transparency and competitiveness, Lear delivered a comprehensive analysis of the sector and of the allotment procedures adopted. As part of the project, Lear had […] Read more