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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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Procurement

Economics impact evaluation of the adoption of auction mechanisms alternative to the sealed bid first price

Lear provided an independent economic assessment for an Italian waste management and recycling consortium on the optimal auction mechanism to adopt for the allocation of the collected material. Starting from a thourough economic literature review of all the auction mechanisms (i.e. sealed bid-first price, English auction, Dutch auction and Vickrey auction), Lear carried out economic […] Read more


Litigation

Damages quantification in the e-commerce sector

Lear was appointed by a firm active in the e-commerce sector to quantify the damage arising from an abuse of dominant position by a competitor in an adjacent market. The abuse of dominant position was ascertained by the European Commission.


Litigation

Dispute in the Italian copyright sector

Lear assisted an Italian collecting society in rebutting a damages claim made by one of its competitors. The competitor alleged inter alia to have been denied access to information constituting an essential input to operate in the market and estimated damages accordingly.


Litigation

Dispute in the Italian broadcasting sector

Lear assisted an Italian broadcaster claiming damages resulting from discrimination in promotion efforts. Lear economists were involved in proceedings before the court appointed expert aimed at ascertaining the extent of the discrimination that the broadcaster was subjected to.


Litigation

Damages quantification in the football audio-visual rights market

Lear has been appointed to quantify the damage arising from an anti-competitive agreement aimed at altering the tenders for the award of audio-visual rights for the broadcasting of Italian football matches abroad. The media firms involved in the agreement were sanctioned by the Italian Competition Authority in early 2019.


Litigation

Damages estimation for potential breach of contract in the long-term car rental sector

In 2019, Lear advised a firm supplying long-term car rental services in assessing whether to unilaterally terminate a contract with one of its customers. Lear provided an independent estimate of the effects of the unilateral termination in terms of the amount of damages that the client would be liable for in the event of a […] Read more


Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Assessment of potential exclusionary conduct in the Slovenian fixed telecom market

Lear, together with Analysis Mason, assisted one of the major fixed telecom operator in the Slovenian market by evaluating the potential exclusionary effects of a proposed discount wholesale scheme. The analysis was mainly aimed at assessing whether the discount could alter competition in the retail market by discriminating retail operators’ access to the scheme.