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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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Policy Assessment, Regulation

Quantifying harm from regulation in the telecom sector

Lear is assisting a telecom operator in quantifying harm that will be suffered as a result of a change of the regulated price of compulsory communication data that have to be provided to the Judiciary by law. The analysis developed by Lear aims at verifying the methodology used to determine incremental costs borne by the […] Read more


Litigation

Assessment of damages caused by a breach of co-marketing agreements

Lear assisted a major insurance company in claims for damages caused by a fashion leather industry brand that did not fulfil their co-marketing contract agreements. Damages have been estimated based on a comparison between contractual terms and common market practices as well as on the estimation of the fair market value of the co-marketing agreement […] Read more


Cartels

Alleged horizontal agreement in the mobile telecom market

The Italian Competition Authority started an investigation into the retail market for mobile telecommunications services to assess whether mobile operators had coordinated their strategy with reference to a change in the billing cycle for mobile services imposed by a change in regulation. According to the Authority, the operators all reacted to the change in regulation […] Read more


Competition Economics

Alleged planned obsolescence in the smartphone sector

The Italian Competition Authority started an investigation into a leading supplier of consumer electronics, alleging that software updates for a popular smartphone model had the effect of deteriorating the device performance. The allegation of the Italian Competition Authority relied on evidence from customers’ repair requests which showed an unusual peak following the release of software […] Read more


Procurement

Enhancing the system of Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures in Serbia (EBRD)

Lear’s economists provided technical assistance to the Serbian Republic Commission for Protection of Rights. The expected outcome of the project was the enhancement of the system for protection of rights in public procurement procedures. Lear firstly developed two training programmes, one targeted to the staff and officials of the Serbian Republic Commission for Protection of […] Read more


Competition Economics, Litigation

Quantifying harm from regulation in the telecom sector

Lear is assisting a telecom operator in quantifying harm that will be suffered as a result of a change of the regulated price of compulsory communication data that have to be provided to the Judiciary by law. The analysis developed by Lear aims at verifying the methodology used to determine incremental costs borne by the […] Read more


Procurement

Serbian Public Procurement System Action Plan (EBRD)

Lear’s economists provided technical assistance to the Serbian Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government under EBRD’s Programme for Enhancing Public Procurement Practices in Serbia. Lear’s experts conducted a review of the entire public procurement system in Serbia, from the legal and regulatory framework to the institutional system and management capacity. Lear also conducted a […] Read more