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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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Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics

Assessment of anti-competitive effects of conditional multi-product discounts to mass-market retailers

Lear assisted one of the biggest non-food consumer products manufacturer in assessing the potential effects on competition of a programme of conditional multi-product discounts to mass-market retailers for personal care products. Lear’s analyses followed closely the EU Guidance for the assessment of exclusionary conduct with regard to the conditional and multi-product rebates in a product […] Read more

Cartels, Competition Economics

Alleged cartel in the market of corrugated cardboard sheets and boxes

Lear’s economists assisted one of the leading companies in the market of corrugated cardboard sheets and boxes in the proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority for alleged price fixing conducts. Lear developed an analysis demonstrating that the evolution of prices charged by the client was consistent with that of the main price determinants within the […] Read more

rental car

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

Lear advised a firm offering long-term car rental services, who is assessing whether to unilaterally terminate a contract with one of its clients. 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 the event of a unilateral termination […] Read more

Competition Economics, Litigation

Damages estimation for unfair practices in the telecommunication market

Lear has been retained by a telecom operator to estimate damages arising from unfair commercial practices implemented by a rival. The practices result in the loss of existing and potential customers. Lear will be involved in the quantification of the damages caused by the conduct.

Technical assistance, Training

Capacity Building for the Albanian Competition Authority

Lear is implementing a technical assistance project funded by the EBRD for the Albanian Competition Authority (“ACA”). The project aims at strengthening ACA’s advocacy role in the country as well as the skills and competencies of its officials and case handlers, through the following activities: (1) preparation and promotion of a long-term strategy for “Competition […] Read more

Competition Economics, Mergers

Merger in the grocery retailing sector

Lear assisted a leading grocery retailer in a phase II merger inquiry before the Italian Competition Authority. Lear’s primary responsibility within the project was to analyse the data resulting from customer surveys, estimate the diversion ratios and apply the UPP, GUPPI and IPR tests to assess the unilateral effects of the merger. The merger was […] Read more

Competition Economics

Compliance assessment in the waste collection and recycling sector

Lear provided an independent economic assessment of the system implemented by a waste management and recycling consortium to allocate the collected material. In order to assess compliance to the standards of transparency and competitiveness, Lear delivered a comprehensive analysis of the sector and of the allotment procedures adopted. As part of the project, Lear had […] Read more