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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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Arbitration dispute in the Mexican market for fixed satellite services

Eutelsat, a French satellite operator, has initiated a dispute against the Mexican Government, in relation to the requirement of partially reserving its capacity on the satellites located in the orbital positions assigned to Mexico for the free and exclusive use of the Government.


Damages quantification in the telecommunication sector

Lear has been appointed by one of the main operators active in the retail sector of telecommunication services in order to quantify the damage arising from the abuse of dominant position by a competitor, which has been ascertained by the Italian Competition Authority. Lear’s economists are developing arguments apt to support client’s request, using econometric […] Read more


Damages quantification in the IT services sector for universities and public administrations

Lear has been appointed by an Italian e-business systems provider for universities and public administrations to quantify the damage resulting from the illicit conducts of the largest Italian university consortium operating in the same sector. The consortium, operating together with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), breached the European state aid law […] Read more


Damages quantification in the football broadcasting rights market

In 2019, three media agencies were sanctioned by the Italian Competition Authority for coordinating their bids for the tender, organized by the Italian football league, for the broadcasting rights of Italian football matches abroad. The damage quantification was assessed by Lear itself. In this context, Lear economists have been appointed ex post to apportion the […] Read more

Competition Economics

Alleged violation of art. 101 TFEU in the recycling sector of spent lead-acid batteries and accumulators

The Italian Competition Authority opened an investigation against a consortium of several smelters and batteries’ producers to ascertain an alleged agreement to lower prices and share the market of spent lead-acid automotive and industrial batteries for recycling. Lear has assisted the consortium in its defensive strategy against the allegation of exclusionary practices, and has contributed […] Read more

Competition Economics, Mergers

Merger in the banking sector

One of the largest banking groups in Italy, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a., has declared its intention to proceed with the takeover of UBI Banca S.p.a. The potential merger between these two banks raises concerns regarding the competition level in numerous markets: hence, the merger must be first approved by the Italian Competition Authority. Lear is assisting […] Read more

Competition Economics

Alleged abuse of dominant position in the online advertising sector

Lear assisted an association representing the Italian online advertising industry in setting out how the conduct of certain market participants may constitute a breach of art. 102 TFEU. The assignment entailed a comprehensive analysis of the online advertising supply chain, carried out through desk research and interviews to market participants.