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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

Reforming the Complaint Procedure Mechanism of the Public Procurement Review Body of Bosnia and Herzegovina (EBRD)

Lear, in partnership with PPG, provided technical assistance to the Bosnian public Procurement Review Body in the process of reforming its internal appeal review procedures. This project was financed by EBRD, through UK Aid funds, and had the goal of further strengthening PRB’s institutional framework in order to overcome its existing operational challenges and bottlenecks. […] Read more


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 for Bulgaria’s Commission on Protection of Competition

Lear provided technical assistance to the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition to strengthen the skills and competencies of its officials and case handlers on competition law enforcement. The project aimed at building the skills and knowledge necessary for officials and case handlers to perform antitrust and merger investigations in line with best international practice. […] Read more


Competition Economics, Litigation

DAMAGES ESTIMATION IN THE EUROPEAN TRUCK MARKET

Lear is assisting multiple hauliers in the Italian and Slovak market 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 economists have been appointed for assessing the price overcharge caused by the cartel and for showing the lack […] Read more


Policy Assessment, Regulation

Past merger assessment in technology sector

Lear carried out a research and evaluation project for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) looking at approaches to assessing potential theories of harm and evaluating past merger decisions in the technology sector. Lear’s report identifies which theories of harm Competition Authorities should investigate when facing a merger in the technology sector and what […] Read more


Policy Assessment

Study on the economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU (European Commission – DG competition)

Lear, jointly with DIW Berlin and Analysys Mason, has been retained by DG competition to study the economic impact of competition policy enforcement in the European (“EU”) telecoms markets. The study consists of both a descriptive analysis on the evolution of competition policy enforcement and the functioning of telecoms market over the past 20 years […] Read more


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Litigation

Arbitration dispute in the Mexican telecom market

Tele Fácil, a Mexican telecommunication company, initiated a dispute against the Mexican telecom regulator, IFT, in relation to the implementation of an interconnection agreement negotiated with the incumbent operator, Telmex. The interconnection agreement between Tele Fácil and Telmex involved, among several elements, a very high interconnection rate for all the traffic delivered from Telmex to […] Read more