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Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Alleged foreclosure effects of exclusivity agreements between taxi drivers and cabs dispatching systems

In 2018 the Italian Competition Authority held an investigation to assess whether the non-compete agreements between three traditional radio taxi cooperatives and affiliated taxi drivers in the geographic market of the city of Rome might potentially harm entry and competition by alternative cab dispatching open platforms. Lear assisted one of the incumbent radio taxi cooperatives […] Read more


Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Compliance assessment of American fast food market in Italy

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