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Litigation

Assessment of damages in the retail electricity market

Lear is assisting one of the main operators of the Italian electricity market to quantify damages arising from the interruption of a commercial partnership between Lear’s client and a telecom operator. The partnership entailed the provision of a bundled offer which included electricity and telecom fixed services. Lear economists have developed an empirical analysis to […] Read more


Litigation

Assessment of damages in the pre-compressing steel industry

Lear is assisting a company operating in the steel industry facing a damage claim due to its participation in a price-fixing agreement. Lear economists have provided the defendant with a technical analysis showing that the econometric methods used for quantifying the alleged damages were in fact overly dependent on strong, unsubstantiated assumptions, thus leading to […] Read more


Litigation

Assessment of damages in the Italian trucks market

Lear is assisting multiple Italian companies in quantifying damages suffered as a consequence of the existence of a price-fixing cartel in the heavy and medium trucks market, as established by the European Commission. Lear economists have been appointed for assessing the price overcharge caused by the horizontal agreement and for showing the lack of any […] Read more


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Damages quantification for violation of IP rights in the motion picture industry

Lear assisted a major film production company claiming damages for the infringement of its intellectual property rights by an Internet content provider. Lear’s economists quantified the damages suffered by the client using two alternative methods, namely the calculation of the profits lost due the infringement and the definition of the appropriate royalty that the infringer […] Read more


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Assessment of damages in the telecoms market

Lear’s economists assisted an Italian mobile and fixed telecom operator against a number of request for damages due to an alleged abuse of dominance in the mobile termination market. The same company required Lear further assistance in quantifying damages suffered as a consequence of abusive or unfair commercial practices and contractual breaches by other telecom […] Read more


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Assessment of damages in the market for consumer goods

Lear assisted a major producer of consumer goods facing a damage claim from a supermarket chain for price fixing of health and beauty products. Lear economists were charged with estimating the overcharge allegedly caused by the anti-competitive agreement and assessing the likelihood and magnitude of the pass-on rate from the supermarket chain to consumers.


Litigation

Assessment of damages in the transport sector

Lear assisted four companies specialized in providing electromechanical goods and services in evaluating the alleged damages caused by their participation in a cartel agreement, as established by the Italian Competition Authority. Lear has been working alongside the companies’ legal advisors to show that the cartel had no effects on prices.