Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.
Lear assisted a leading grocery retailer in a phase II merger inquiry before the Italian Competition Authority. The analysis of Lear’s economists aimed at evaluating the risk of unilateral effects following the merger, and included the assessment of relevant product and geographic market definition and the estimation of diversion ratios based on survey data.
Lear was retained by a leading operator in the aerospace industry to assist within 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 2i Rete Gas, the second largest operator in the Italian market for natural gas distribution, in the notification to the Italian Competition Authority of a merger between 2i Rete Gas and Nedgia, which is being evaluated by the Italian Competition Authority. Lear has assessed the competitive implications of the merger, quantified the efficiencies […] Read more
Lear advised a major national broadcast tower company in the notification to the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) of the acquisition of another national broadcast tower company in a complex “merger to monopoly” case. Lear’s economists presented the efficiencies brought about by the merger and illustrated the market mechanisms that would have ensured these efficiencies to […] Read more
Lear assisted a leading grocery retailer in a phase II merger inquiry before the Italian Competition Authority (ICA). Lear’s primary responsibility within the project was to analyze 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 […] Read more
Lear advised a major producer of metal packaging coatings before the UK Competition Commission, against a hostile proposal for acquisition made from a rival firm. The analysis performed by Lear’s economists, which consisted in a complex quantitative and theoretical work, showed that the proposed merger would have harmed competition in the identified relevant markets. Lear’s […] Read more