Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.
Lear is assisting an Italian firm, active in the wholesale supply to retailers of educational toys for children under its own brand, in a claim brought on by a Swiss firm operating in the same market. Our client has been sued based on an alleged patent infringement for having imported from China and commercialised in […] Read more
Lear is assisting a major Italian grocery retailer in the context of a damages action brought by one of its suppliers. The supplier is alleging that the decision of the grocery retailer to end its commercial relationship with the supplier amounts to an abuse of economic dependence. Lear has developed arguments and analyses aimed at […] Read more
Lear has been appointed by the World Bank Group to build and deliver a database encompassing information on key policy dimensions regarding State-owned enterprises (“SOEs”) in 20 countries for 22 sectors, including input and manufacturing sectors, in each of the selected countries. Such information is key to understand and identify the role of SOEs in […] Read more
Lear is supporting one of Italy’s leading airport operators in the preparation of its position paper in the public consultation issued by the Italian Transport Regulator on the revision of regulatory models for airport charges. Lear’s contribution is aimed at providing a reconstruction of the competitive dynamics prevailing in the markets where airports operate and […] Read more
Lear has been appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to provide technical assistance to the Antimonopoly Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan (“ACRU”). The project, funded by the Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund, encompassed a comprehensive capacity building programme based on trainings with the aim of supporting the institutional development, policy enforcement, and advocacy […] Read more
Lear has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out an ex-post evaluation of EU competition enforcement looking at acquisitions of innovative competitors in the pharmaceutical sector that have led to the discontinuation of overlapping drug research and development projects to the detriment of future competition (“killer acquisitions”).
Lear is assisting several producers active in the market for corrugated carboard sheets and corrugated cardboard boxes in the rebuttal of damages claims brought by the producers’ clients active at different levels of the supply chain. The actions for damages are the result of two separate agreements, ascertained by the Italian Competition Authority in 2019, […] Read more