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Here you can find the recent competition policy and public procurement projects in which Lear has been involved.

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Litigation

Damages estimation for alleged abuse of dominance in the electricity sector

Lear assisted one of the main operators of the Italian electricity market in developing a defensive strategy against a competitor’s accusation of abuse of dominance regarding alleged illegal and oppressive requests, which eventually drove the competitor out of the market.


Technical assistance, Training

CAPACITY BUILDING ON COMPETITION AND PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN BULGARIA

During the past year, Lear has carried out a capacity building project for the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) in Bulgaria. The project, sponsored by the EBRD, was aimed at strengthening the skills of the CPC officials on competition law enforcement and public procurement. Lear has delivered seven classroom based trainings on the enforcement […] Read more


Competition Economics, Litigation

DAMAGES ESTIMATION IN THE SLOVAKIAN TRUCKS MARKET

Lear has assisted several Slovak hauliers in the action for damages arising from a collusive price-fixing agreement in the market for medium and heavy trucks, as established by the European Commission. Lear has been appointed to provide the quantification of damages suffered by claimants who purchased trucks during the period of the infringement. In line […] Read more


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Past merger assessment in technology sector

Lear carried out a research and evaluation project for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) looking at approaches to assessing potential theories of harm and evaluating past merger decisions in the technology sector. Lear’s report identifies which theories of harm Competition Authorities should investigate when facing a merger in the technology sector and what […] Read more


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Litigation

Arbitration dispute in the Mexican telecom market

Tele Fácil, a Mexican telecommunication company, has initiated a dispute against the Mexican telecom regulator, IFT, in relation to the implementation of an interconnection agreement negotiated with the incumbent operator, Telmex.


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Quantifying harm from regulation in the telecom sector

Lear is assisting a telecom operator in quantifying harm that will be suffered as a result of a change of the regulated price of compulsory communication data that have to be provided to the Judiciary by law. The analysis developed by Lear aims at verifying the methodology used to determine incremental costs borne by the […] Read more


Litigation

Assessment of damages caused by a breach of co-marketing agreements

Lear is assisting a major insurance company in claims for damages caused by a fashion leather industry brand that did not fulfill their co-marketing contract agreements. Lear has been in charge of the estimation of the damages based on a comparison between contractual terms and common market practices as well as market benchmarks.