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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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Policy Assessment

Evaluation support study on the EU’s framework regulating State aid for access to finance for SMEs applicable in 2014-2020

Lear, in consortium with Sheppard Mullin and DIW Berlin, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a study seeking to evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the rules contained in the GBER and in the Risk Finance Guidelines, that the Commission set out for Member States to provide aid to Small and […] Read more


Litigation

Damages estimation for abuse of dominance in the telecommunication market

Lear assisted one of the main operators of the Italian telecommunication market in defining and implementing an empirical approach in order to quantify the potential damages that this operator suffered due to illicit behavior of the unfair practices implemented by a rival.counterpart.


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Regulatory dispute on access charges to the rail infrastructure

The new track access charge system approved by the Italian regulator (“ART”, Autorità di Regolazione Trasporti) and implemented by the Italian infrastructure manager has determined a significant increase to the fee for international passenger transport.


Cartels, Competition Economics

ALLEGED HORIZONTAL AGREEMENT IN THE MARKET FOR OPERATING LEASE IN ROMANIA

Lear’s economists assisted the members of ASLO (Asociatia Societatilor de Leasing Operational), i.e. the Romanian industry trade association of operating leasing companies, investigated by the Romanian Competition Council for having allegedly enabled an exchange of sensitive commercial information among its associates.


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