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Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Alleged foreclosure effects between taxi drivers and cabs dispatching systems

Lear assisted the largest cab dispatching company in the city of Rome, Radiotaxi 3570, in the proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority. The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has investigated into the top three cab dispatching companies operating in Rome. The three companies are indeed “cooperatives”, whose members are taxi drivers associated with only one of […] Read more


Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

The American fast food market in Italy: market definition and resale price maintenance

Lear assisted a consumers association in: i) identifying relevant markets in the fast food sector; ii) assessing available evidence of a resale price maintenance strategy by a major American fast food chain. Lear developed both qualitative and quantitative analyses, including diversion ratios analysis and price concentration analysis.


Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

OECD Competition Committee’s Roundtable on “Vertical restraints for on-line sales”

Paolo participated as an expert in the OECD Competition Committee’s Roundtable on “Vertical restraints for on-line sales”. Paolo was asked to prepare a background note that covers all aspect of the economic assessment of vertical restraints when these concern the distribution of products or services over the Internet. The Roundtable will also discussed the case […] Read more


Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Market assessment for the leading beer producer in the Italian beer markets

Lear assisted a major beer producer in the Italian market in its self-assessment of compliance to competition rules. Lear was asked to define the relevant antitrust markets and assess the existence of a dominant position. Lear’s economists, closely following the European Commission guidelines on the identification of the relevant market and the enforcement of art. […] Read more